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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 21 September 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16E Albatross
Operator:United States Coast Guard
Registration: 2123
C/n / msn: G-350
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gulf of Mexico (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into Gulf of Mexico when a flare caught fire inside the plane and intense smoke incapacitated the crew.

Sources:
» US Coast Guard Aircraft Serial Numbers


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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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