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Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 30 März 1960
Zeit:20:21
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-0363
Werknummer: 16430
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:70 km E off Cape Canaveral, FL, USA (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Kanada
Flug nach:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter was en route to Tampa, Florida, USA over the Atlantic Ocean when propellers no.2 and 3 were feathered following a loss of oil.'
Six minutes later, at 20:16, the decision was made to ditch the aircraft. The ditching was carried out in calm waters, 70 km east off Tampa at 20:21. The first ship arrived on the scene at 23:15 hours and found three survivors. A helicopter and another ship rescued additional survivors after midnight.
The next morning the aircraft was being towed to shore, but sank in the process. The wreckage was rediscovered on June 6, 2015 in 365 feet of water.

Informationsquelle:
» Youngstown Vindicator 31 March 1960, p1
» Tampa Times, 31 March 1960
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Distance from Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL to Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL as the crow flies is 3063 km (1915 miles).
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