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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2016
Date:Wednesday 6 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 48-0398
C/n / msn: 16010
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) S of San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Crashed, reportedly due to an asymmetric flap extension on takeoff. The plane fell at Somerset Road and Palo Alto Road, and burst into flames.

Loss of control

» E-mail Chris Fairbum, 11-7-2006
» Rome News-Tribune - Jun 6, 1951


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