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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158969
Last updated: 4 May 2020
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Date:12-MAY-1957
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Martin B-57B Canberra
Owner/operator:4440th Ferrying Gp USAF (4440th Ferrying Gp United States Air Force)
Registration: 53-3916
C/n / msn: 263
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:In Pacific Ocean halfway between California & Hawaii -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:March AFB, California
Destination airport:Joint Air Base Hickam, Honolulu
Narrative:
Written off on ferry flight in Pacific Ocean.
Crew rescued.

Suspected fuel leak. At the halfway check it was realised that there was insufficient fuel to get to Hawaii.
The two crew members ejected and were picked up by the US Coastguard cutter stationed at the point of no return between the US mainland and Hawaii.

Sources:

- JF Baugher and other.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Aug-2013 08:47 Uli Elch Added
24-Aug-2013 09:00 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
28-Jun-2014 02:53 angels one five Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2016 14:41 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn]
28-Oct-2019 09:50 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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