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Last updated: 19 November 2019
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Date:Sunday 26 May 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16A Albatross
Operator:Tentara Nasional Indonesia-AU (Air Force)
Registration: PB-51.
C/n / msn: G-4..
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:within Sulawesi (   Indonesia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Manado-Sam Ratulangi Airport (MDC/WAMM), Indonesia
Narrative:
Hit a mountain in bad weather and crashed into dense jungle while on a mission to supply fuel to Menado.
The aircraft involved was PB-511 (msn G-437) or PB-514 (msn G-440).

Sources:
» New Straits Times 30 May 1974, p22


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