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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184720
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TU16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tupolev Tu-16R
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
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.)
Departure airport:Severomorsk
Destination airport:
Crashed into the North Sea after overflying USS 'Essex' four times. Three bodies salvaged.


Hamburger Abendblatt 27 May 1968, p2
The Indian Express 26 May 1968, p7

Revision history:

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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