ASN Aircraft accident Grumman HU-16A Albatross 11021 Taiwan Strait
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Date:Sunday 9 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16A Albatross
Operator:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Registration: 11021
MSN: G-24
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Taiwan Strait (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Matsu Airport (MFK/RCMT), Taiwan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shot down by two Chinese Air Force Shenyang J-5 (MiG-17) jets, 15 minutes after leaving Matsu Island.
Among the occupants were the three Chinese defectors, two officers of the Taipeh Defense Ministry and four officers of the Matsu Defense Command.

Sources:
» ACIG
» Youngstown Vindicator 10 January 1966, p1
» St. Petersburg Times 10 January 1967, p1


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