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Last updated: 24 July 2021
Status:Preliminary
Date:Wednesday 8 February 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16E Albatross
Operator:United States Coast Guard
Registration: 1271
MSN: G-247
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Saint Paul Island Airport, AK (SNP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kodiak NAS, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Saint Paul Island Airport, AK (SNP/PASN), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed during an attempted landing at St Paul Island in blinding snow conditions.

Sources:
» US Coast Guard Aircraft Serial Numbers
» El Litoral 9-2-1967
» The United States Coast Guard and National Defense / Thomas P. Ostrom


Photos

photo of Grumman-HU-16E-Albatross-1271
accident date: 08-02-1967
type: Grumman HU-16E Albatross
registration: 1271
 

Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kodiak NAS, AK to Saint Paul Island Airport, AK as the crow flies is 1051 km (657 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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