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Date:Friday 6 July 1956
Time:05:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97E Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-0220
MSN: 16287
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:72 km (45 mls) NE of Goose Bay, NL (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Destination airport:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Narrative:
Crashed in a wooded area in the Mealy Mountains after reporting one engine on fire. The accident occurred 29 minutes after takeoff from Goose Bay Airport.

Sources:
» Daily News 7 July 1956
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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