Accident Grumman HU-16C Albatross N1955G, Saturday 25 August 2018
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Date:Saturday 25 August 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman HU-16C Albatross
Owner/operator:Stargazer Aero
Registration: N1955G
MSN: 406
Year of manufacture:1954
Engine model:Wright R-1820
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:680 km WNW off Cape Hatteras, NC -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC
Destination airport:Elizabeth City Coast Guard Air Station, NC
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.




photo (c) Google Earth; Cape Hatteras, NC; 25 August 2018

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