Date & Time: Nov 9, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Pope – McClellan – Hickam – Tachikawa
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a flight from Pope AFB to Tachikawa with intermediate stops at McClellan AFB and Hickam AFB. While cruising about 1,046 km northeast of Hickam AFB, a propeller blade failed. As the crew was unable to feather the propeller, they decided to bail out and abandoned the airplane that crash into the ocean. A crew member was killed while four others were rescued.
Propeller blade failure in flight.