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Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 18 January 1955
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: 51-7197
C/n / msn: G-262
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:4,8 km (3 mls) E of Jardín, Antioquia (   Colombia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Panama City-Albrook AFB, Panama
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during search for a missing Beech Bonanza aircraft of G.O. Rockwell.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 19 January 1955, p1+15
» The Panama American, January 20, 1955


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