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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 25 May 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16B Albatross
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-7173
C/n / msn: G-223
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kings Canyon National Park, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Suffered engine failure and crashed while searching Kings Canyon National Park, CA for a missing Beechcraft Bonanza (N8449A). The crew bailed out.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - May 26, 1953


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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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