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Date:Friday 13 February 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-062
MSN: G-141
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SW of Moji, Honshu Island (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Beppu Airport (BPU), Japan
Destination airport:Ashiya Air Base (RJFA), Japan
Narrative:
Crashed into mountains in Japan in bad weather.

Sources:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Free-Lance Star - Feb 13, 1953


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