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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Thursday 22 August 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16E Albatross
Operator:United States Coast Guard
Registration: 1259
MSN: G-106
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Brooklyn CGAS, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:New York-Floyd Bennett Field, NY (NOP/KNOP), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Crashed. Reversed aileron control cable rigging may have been the cause.

Wrong installation of parts
Loss of control

» New York Times - Aug 23, 1957


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