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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 25 agosto 2018
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Operador:Stargazer Aero
Registración: N1955G
Numéro de série: 406
Año de Construcción: 1954
Motores: 2 Wright R-1820
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:680 km (425 milles) WNW de la costa de Cape Hatteras, NC (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC, Estados Unidos de América
Operating on a flight from Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, North Carolina, to deploy a weather buoys during a multi-stop aerial surveillance mission, the aircraft ditched to the waters struck something in the water upon takeoff, 425 miles offshore
of Cape Hatteras. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the uninjured five occupants were brought aboard a passing Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) equipped container vessel.
Location at 2100Z on 25 Aug 2018 as reported by Bermuda Radio - 31-10.5N 070-01.6W. The aircraft subsequently sank.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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