Vliegtuigongeval op 09 MAY 1957 met Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter 51-0258 - Azores Islands
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Datum:donderdag 9 mei 1957
Tijd:06:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 51-0258
Constructienummer: 16325
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:550 km (343.8 mijl) SE van Azores Islands (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sidi Slimane Air Base, Marokko
Vliegveld van aankomst:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Beschrijving:
The Stratofreighter was ditched in the Atlantic following a double engine failure. The airplane floated for ten days and was sunk by USS Wisconsin.

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