Date & Time: Jun 18, 1965
Type of aircraft:
Grumman HU-16 (SA-16) Albatross
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was engaged in a SAR mission following the collision of two USAF B-52's. Enroute, the seaplane crashed in unknown circumstances into the South China Sea, about 200 km off the Vietnam coast. While the airplane was lost, all five crew members were rescued by the crew of a Norwegian ship.