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Datum:Donnerstag 9 Mai 1957
Zeit:06:16
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KC-97F Stratofreighter
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-0258
Werknummer: 16325
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:550 km (343.8 Meilen) SE vom Land entfernt von Azores Islands (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Sidi Slimane Air Base, Marokko
Flug nach:Terceira-Lajes AFB, Azores (TER/LPLA), Portugal
Unfallbericht:
The Stratofreighter was ditched in the Atlantic following a double engine failure. The airplane floated for ten days and was sunk by USS Wisconsin.

Informationsquelle:
» US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde
» La Nacion - May 10, 1957


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