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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Friday 9 August 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) N of Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH (ILN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH (ILN/KILN), United States of America
Destination airport:Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA (FMH/KFMH), United States of America
The C-119 crashed and caught fire shortly after take-off. Apparently one of the engines had lost power.

» Xenia Daily Gazette August 10,1968
» San Bernardino Sun 10 August 1968, p3
» Folha de São Paulo 11 August 1968, p2


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wilmington-Clinton Field, OH to Falmouth-Otis AFB, MA as the crow flies is 1139 km (712 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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