Accident Grumman SA-16A Albatross 49-069, Monday 12 March 1956
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Date:Monday 12 March 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman SA-16A Albatross
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 49-069
MSN: G-27
Year of manufacture:1950
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,5 km off Argentia NAS, NL (NWP) -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Argentia NAS, NL (NWP)
Destination airport:
Crashed into Placentia Bay immediately after takeoff from Naval Air Station Argentia (NWP).
The aircraft was on a delivery flight from Amarillo, Texas to Spain to be taken on charge by the Spanish Air Force. En route stops were planned at Argentia NAS and the Azores.


Daily News, 13 March 1956
Hartford Courant (Mar 13, 1956)
George Armstrong (E-mail 20-7-2016)


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