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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Friday 18 June 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-5287
MSN: G-168
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:200 km (125 mls) off North Vietnamese coast (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The Albatross was on a rescue mission from Guam to Vietnam when it crashed and sank about 200 km off the North Vietnamese coast. The crew was rescued by a Norwegian ship. The amphibian plane was searching for the crew of two USAF B-52F bombers (57-0047 and 57-0179) that collided in the area.

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