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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2016
Date:Monday 22 October 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: 48-0413
C/n / msn: 16025
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF) (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 211 m (692 feet) amsl
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Destination airport:San Antonio-Kelly AFB, TX (SKF/KSKF), United States of America
Crashed and burned next to a runway.

» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Oct 22, 1951
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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