Narrative:Crashed into Placentia Bay immediately after takeoff from Naval Air Station Argentia, NF (NWP).
|Date:||Monday 12 March 1956|
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| G-27|
|First flight:|| 1950|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||1,5 km (0.9 mls) off Argentia NAS, NF (NWP) ( Canada)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Argentia NAS, NF (NWP), Canada|
The aircraft was on a delivery flight to Spain to be taken on charge by the Spanish Air Force.
» Hartford Courant (Mar 13, 1956)
» George Armstrong (E-mail 20-7-2016)
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.