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Last updated: 12 August 2020
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Date:Saturday 19 December 1964
Time:03:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97G-23-BO Stratofreighter
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 52-907
C/n / msn: 16601
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT) (   Canada)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
Destination airport:Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB, NL (YJT/CYJT), Canada
Narrative:
The KC-97 air tanker crashed in a small pond near Stephenville-Ernest Harmon AFB (YJT). The airplane was returning from a routine training mission.
The captain was attempting to abort the tailwind landing. He had landed too far down the runway and had feathered two props during his approach.
It then crashed into the approach lights and settled into the small but 120 feet deep pond.

Sources:
» The Milwaukee Journal - Dec 19, 1964
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher


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