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Accident description
Last updated: 21 May 2018
Date:Thursday 18 July 1957
Type:Boeing KC-97G-28-BO Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-2737
C/n / msn: 16768
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) off Port Kent, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Plattsburgh AFB, NY (PBG/KPBG), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The KC-97G airplane lost engine power on two engines during takeoff. The plane subsequently crashed in Lake Champlain.

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