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Accident description
Last updated: 28 July 2016
Date:Tuesday 20 September 1955
Type:Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0373
C/n / msn: 16440
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Bangor-Dow AFB, ME, United States of America
Crashed and burned on landing.

» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» Colin R. Smith (E-mail, 9-8-2011)


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