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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Date:Friday 10 May 1957
Type:Boeing KC-97F-50-BO Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0254
C/n / msn: 16321
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (LFB) (   Portugal)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Terceira-Lajes Airport, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Destination airport:?
The Stratofreighter suffered an engine failure on takeoff. The airplane overran the runway and caught fire.

Runway excursion

» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» The Miami News - May 12, 1957


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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.
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