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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184720
Last updated: 8 October 2019
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Date:25-MAY-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic TU16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-16R
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:150 mi W of Norway -   Norway
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Severomorsk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed into the North Sea after overflying USS 'Essex' four times. Three bodies salvaged.

Sources:

Hamburger Abendblatt 27 May 1968, p2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08UGtnyhs38
https://theaviationist.com/2016/04/14/that-time-a-soviet-bomber-crashed-into-the-sea-after-buzzing-a-u-s-aircraft-carrier/
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=6116.0
The Indian Express 26 May 1968, p7


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2016 10:53 TB Added
24-Aug-2017 07:46 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source]
18-Jan-2019 18:35 TB Updated [Date, Source]

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