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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Date:Tuesday 14 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Operator:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Registration: 3117
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Linkou (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Hsinchu Airport (HSZ/RCPO), Taiwan
Destination airport:?
The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar was part of a two-ship formation, carrying elite paratroopers on an exercise.
One of the two planes, 3117, could not maintain the formation, and crashed into Guanyin Mountain.

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