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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Datum:woensdag 30 maart 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 51-0363
Constructienummer: 16430
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:70 km E off Cape Canaveral, FL, USA (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL (MCF/KMCF), Verenigde Staten
The Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter was en route to Tampa, Florida, USA over the Atlantic Ocean when propellers no.2 and 3 were feathered following a loss of oil.'
Six minutes later, at 20:16, the decision was made to ditch the aircraft. The ditching was carried out in calm waters, 70 km east off Tampa at 20:21. The first ship arrived on the scene at 23:15 hours and found three survivors. A helicopter and another ship rescued additional survivors after midnight.
The next morning the aircraft was being towed to shore, but sank in the process. The wreckage was rediscovered on June 6, 2015 in 365 feet of water.

» Youngstown Vindicator 31 March 1960, p1
» Tampa Times, 31 March 1960
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL en Tampa-MacDill AFB, FL bedraagt 3063 km (1915 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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