Accident Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter 53-0222, Tuesday 22 January 1957
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Date:Tuesday 22 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-0222
MSN: 17004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:45 km NE of Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Springfield-Westover AFB, MA (CEF/KCEF)
Destination airport:Rome-Griffiss AFB, NY (RME/KRME)
The KC-97G of the 384th Air Refueling Squadron (AREFS) departed Westover AFB at 13:30 on a refueling training mission. The airplane crashed in the snow-covered Adirondack mountain foothills.


Chronology of the 4050th Air Refueling Wing (AREFWG) Westover AFB, Massachusetts October 1955-April 1957 compiled by Tom Hildreth


photo (c) Terry Pomichter; Adirondack Mountains, NY; 01 July 2011

photo (c) James & Kristina LaBarge; Adirondack Mountains, NY; 12 May 2012

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