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Last updated: 22 November 2019
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Date:Sunday 27 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16B Albatross
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-7149
C/n / msn: G-199
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) S off Jask, Iran [Gulf of Oman] (   Indian Ocean)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in Gulf of Oman on a mercy mission.

Sources:
» The Singapore Free Press 1 October 1953, p2
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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