Airplane Crash - Nar Augustdorf, West Germany 06/23/1963

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Nar Augustdorf, West Germany


Date06/23/1963
Time12:00
LocationNar Augustdorf, West Germany
OperatorMilitary - Royal Belgian Air Force
TypeFairchild C-119
RegistrationCP-45
Aboard47
Fatalities38
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft was accidentally hit in the wing by a phosphorus mortar shell fired by a British Army unit setting the aircraft on fire. Nine paratroopers were able to jump to safety before the plane crashed.

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