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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Date:Thursday 18 July 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-2737
MSN: 16768
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) off Port Kent, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Plattsburgh AFB, NY (PBG/KPBG), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The KC-97G airplane lost engine power on two engines during takeoff. The plane subsequently crashed in Lake Champlain.

Sources:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Boeing C-97

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