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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Datum:Donnerstag 25 August 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16B Albatross
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-7159
Werknummer: G-209
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:20 km (12.5 Meilen) W of Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER) (   Portugal)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Kanada
Flug nach:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Unfallbericht:
Crashed on Pico do Negrão, Ribeira de Além, Terceira.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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