Airplane Crash - Near Edelweiler, West Germany 08/11/1955

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Edelweiler, West Germany


Date08/11/1955
Time14:20
LocationNear Edelweiler, West Germany
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force / Military - U.S. Air Force
TypeFairchild C119G / Fairchild C119G
Registration53-3222/53-7841
Aboard66
Fatalities66
Ground0
SummaryParticipating in a U.S. military exercise, the two planes collided in midair while in formation after one of the planes pulled out of formation because of engine trouble. The accident occurred at an altitude of 4,000 feet. Forty-six aboard 7841 and 20 aboard 3222 were killed.

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