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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Monday 24 August 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 50-693
MSN: 16237
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   Iceland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Narrative:
Burst into flames after landing. One airman killed.

Sources:
» Singapore Standard 24 August 1953, p7
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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