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Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:Wednesday 28 December 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman M-16 Albatross (HU-16)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6541
C/n / msn: G-51
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manaus, AM (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Manaus Air Base, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed on take-off. The nine occupants escaped without serious injuries.
The Albatross operated on a search mission for a light plane that had been missing for seven days.

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil 29 December 1977, p15


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