Military - Royal Belgian Air Force

Military - Royal Belgian Air Force Sunday June 23, 1963
The 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.

Crash Details

DateSunday June 23, 1963
LocationNear Augustdorf, West Germany
Passengers42
Crew5
Fatalities38
Survivors9
Aircraft TypeFairchild C-119
OperatorMilitary - Royal Belgian Air Force
RegistrationCP-45
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Near Augustdorf, West Germany
Military - Royal Belgian Air Force
Fairchild C-119
1963