Airplane Crash - Shepard, Montana 11/17/1952

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Shepard, Montana


Date11/17/1952
LocationShepard, Montana
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteGreat Falls - Denver, Colorado
TypeFairchild C-119C-23-FA Flying Boxcar
Aboard16
Fatalities9
Ground0
SummaryWhile en route, a propeller failed and punctured the fuselage after which vibrations caused the No. 1 engine to fall off. The pilot attempted to make an emergency landing. The plane crashed and came to rest in a muddy field.

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