Date & Time: Aug 23, 1955 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Charleston - Charleston
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after a night takeoff at Charleston Airport, while climbing, one of the engine caught fire and exploded. The airplane lost height and crashed in flames onto several houses located in a residential area, some 1,7 mile from the airfield. Six crew members were seriously injured while five others were killed. Four people in the houses were killed as well.
Engine explosion during initial climb for unknown reason.