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Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:Thursday 25 August 1955
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: 51-7159
C/n / msn: G-209
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) W of Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER) (   Portugal)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canada
Destination airport:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Narrative:
Crashed on Pico do Negrão, Ribeira de Além, Terceira.

Sources:
» Diário de Lisboa 26 August 1955, p9
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research


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Distance from Argentia NAS, NL to Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores as the crow flies is 2351 km (1470 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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