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Status:Preliminary
Date:Friday 3 July 1964
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: 7233
MSN: G-318
First flight: 1953
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:26 km (16.3 mls) S of Ketchikan, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into side of mountain near Ketchikan, AK while searching for a grounded fishing vessel.

Sources:
» US Coast Guard Aircraft Serial Numbers
» Eugene Register-Guard - Jul 6, 1964


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