1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash

1968 Clinton County AFB C-119G Plane Crash (HM2KZ9)

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N 39° 26.743', W 83° 48.588'

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Side A On August 9, 1968, a plane carrying 31 military passengers and crew members left the Clinton County Air Force Base for completion of an annual two-week active duty training held at Otis Air Force Base, Massachusetts. The transport was assigned to the 907th Tactical Airlift Group, 302nd Tactical Airlift Wing. Just after takeoff, the C-119G "Flying Boxcar" lost power, and the pilot attempted to return to the base. The plane carsh-landed and caught fire on the Ottie Griffith Farm two miles from the base. Six reservists perished, and many passengers and rescuers were injured.

Side B
US Air Force Reservists killed in the crash: TSGT. William B. Hansford, III; SGT. Ernest L. Arehart; SGT. Richard N. Hall; SGT. David A. Husinga; A1C Paul U. Ruschau; A1C Michael L. Wiford.
HM NumberHM2KZ9
Year Placed2019
Placed ByClinton County Historical Society; The Buckeye Wing Association; American Legion Post 49; The Ohio History Connection
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 19th, 2019 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 258209 N 4370008
Decimal Degrees39.44571667, -83.80980000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 26.743', W 83° 48.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 26' 44.58" N, 83° 48' 35.28" W
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