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Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Date:Friday 16 May 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0055
C/n / msn: G-132
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Eyjafjallajökull (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Reykjavík-Naval Air Station Keflavík (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:Reykjavík-Naval Air Station Keflavík (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Crashed into a glacier in poor weather.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Vísir, 19 May 1952


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