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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Fecha:lunes 12 marzo 1956
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 49-069
Numéro de série: G-27
Año de Construcción: 1950
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,5 km (0.9 milles) de la costa de Argentia NAS, NL (NWP) (   Canadá)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
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.

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


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