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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Statuts:Préliminaire
Date:lundi 14 mars 1966
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Compagnie:United States Air Force - USAF
Immatriculation: 51-071
Numéro de série: G-151
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 6
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Haiphong (   Vietnam)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
The HU-16B Albatross flying boat was deployed to rescue two crew members of a downed McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom off Haiphong in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Albatross landed in the sea close to the shoreline. It was quickly approached by several North Vietnamese boats. They began to open fire on the Albatross, finally firing a mortar shell. They flying boat burst into flames. The survivors were later rescued by Navy helicopters.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


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