Accident description
Last updated: 17 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 9 May 1957
Time:06:16
Type:Boeing KC-97F-55-BO Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0258
C/n / msn: 16325
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:550 km (343.8 mls) SE off Azores Islands (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sidi Slimane AB, Morocco
Destination airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Narrative:
The Stratofreighter was ditched in the Atlantic following a double engine failure. The airplane floated for ten days and was sunk by USS Wisconsin.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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