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Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:Monday 24 October 1960
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman UF-1 Albatross
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) W of Izu (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Destination airport:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
Narrative:
The Albatross hit Daruma Mountain while on a search mission for a US Navy F8U Crusader that had gone missing.

Sources:
» Pacific Stars and Stripes October 26, 1961


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