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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 30 March 1960
Time:20:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97F-17-BO Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0363
C/n / msn: 16430
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:70 km E off Cape Canaveral, FL, USA (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
Destination airport:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF), United States of America
Narrative:
Ditched into the Atlantic in high winds.

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


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Distance from Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL to Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL as the crow flies is 3063 km (1915 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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Boeing C-97

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