Accident Grumman SA-16B Albatross 51-7146, Saturday 6 June 1953
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Date:Saturday 6 June 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman SA-16B Albatross
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 51-7146
MSN: G-196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Nabeul -   Tunisia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tripoli-Wheelus Air Base (MJI/HLLM)
Destination airport:
Crashed after engine failure. The pilot, Joseph E. Hessom, was killed. Five crew men were seriously injured and two escaped unhurt.
The aircraft was engaged in a search mission for three aircraft missing on a flight from the aircraft carrier Coral Sea.


Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
The David Hessom of John Family


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