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Last updated: 14 December 2019
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 25 agosto 1955
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16B Albatross
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 51-7159
Numéro de série: G-209
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:20 km (12.5 milles) W of Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER) (   Portugal)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Descripción:
Crashed on Pico do Negrão, Ribeira de Além, Terceira.

Fuentes:
» 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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