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Last updated: 29 March 2020
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Datum:zaterdag 25 augustus 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Stargazer Aero
Registratie: N1955G
Constructienummer: 406
Bouwjaar: 1954
Motoren: 2 Wright R-1820
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:680 km (425 mijl) WNW van Cape Hatteras, NC (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Onderzoek
Vliegveld van vertrek:Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
Operating on a flight from Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, North Carolina, to deploy a weather buoys during a multi-stop aerial surveillance mission, the aircraft ditched to the waters struck something in the water upon takeoff, 425 miles offshore
of Cape Hatteras. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the uninjured five occupants were brought aboard a passing Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) equipped container vessel.
Location at 2100Z on 25 Aug 2018 as reported by Bermuda Radio - 31-10.5N 070-01.6W. The aircraft subsequently sank.

Bronnen:
» seaplanecrossings.org
» dailyadvance.com


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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