Date & Time: May 9, 1957 at 0616 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Sidi Slimane - Lajes
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While cruising about 550 km southeast of the Azores Islands, the crew contacted ground and informed ATC about a double engine failure. The radio operator was able to give his exact position before the aircraft was ditched into the ocean. All seven crew members were evacuated safely and the aircraft floated for ten days before it was sunk by the crew of USS Wisconsin.
Double engine failure in flight.