Accident Grumman SA-16 Albatross , Saturday 14 December 1957
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Date:Saturday 14 December 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Grumman SA-16 Albatross
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near San Diego, CA -   United States of America
Departure airport:Norton AFB, CA
Destination airport:
The "SA-16 Grumman" twin-engine amphibian plane crash-landed on a beach and destroyed by fire during practicing air rescue landings in the San Diego Bay. Crew escaped without injury. The right engine was wrapped in flames shortly after one take-off.


San Bernardino Sun 15 December 1957, p13 (photo)

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12-Aug-2022 13:15 TB Added

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