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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 12 December 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16B Albatross (HU-16)
Operator:Ejército del Aire
Registration: AD.1B-6
C/n / msn: G-315
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Puerto de la Luz, Gran Canaria (   Spain)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Ditched and sank in Las Palmas harbor during training flight.

Sources:
» ABC (Madrid) 13 December 1959, p106
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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