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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Datum:Montag 12 März 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 49-069
Werknummer: G-27
Baujahr: 1950
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,5 km (0.9 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Argentia NAS, NL (NWP) (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Kanada
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Crashed into Placentia Bay immediately after takeoff from Naval Air Station Argentia (NWP).
The aircraft was on a delivery flight from Amarillo, Texas to Spain to be taken on charge by the Spanish Air Force. En route stops were planned at Argentia NAS and the Azores.

Informationsquelle:
» Daily News, 13 March 1956
» Hartford Courant (Mar 13, 1956)
» George Armstrong (E-mail 20-7-2016)


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