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Accident description
Last updated: 24 August 2016
Date:Monday 12 March 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-069
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
Destination airport:?
Crashed into Placentia Bay immediately after takeoff from Naval Air Station Argentia, NF (NWP).
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)


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