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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Status:Zwischenbericht
Datum:Dienstag 18 Oktober 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16B Albatross
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 51-7145
Werknummer: G-195
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:ca 64 km off Dong Hoi, Gulf of Tonkin (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Flug nach:Da Nang Airport (DAD/VVDN), Vietnam
Unfallbericht:
The Grumman HU-16B Albatross amphibian plane departed Da Nang, Vietnam on an afternoon patrol over the Gulf of Tonkin. Weather worsened and the flight failed to return. Rescue missions failed to located the plane. The last radio contact was about 40 miles off Dong Hoi.

Informationsquelle:
» USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Vietnam Air Losses : United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fixed-wing aircraft losses in Southeast Asia 1961-1973 / Chris Hobson


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