Grumman U-16 Albatross | c/n.G-151 | 51-0071

Operator
53rd ARRS, USAF
Aircraft model
HU-16B (ex SA-16A)

On 14 March 1966 this HU-16B landed off shore near Haiphong Harbor to effect a rescue of a downed F-4C Phantom crew. Before the aircraft could complete the pickup, it was hit by fire from North Vietnamese shore batteries, with two of the Albatross crew being killed. <br><br> Machine painted as 51-071 at Rescue Heritage Hall Museum, Kirtland AFB, NM is really HU-16E USCG 1280, c/n G-302.


Aircraft model

U-16 Albatross

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military

Registration number

51-0071

Serial number

c/n.G-151

Grumman U-16 Albatross | c/n.G-151 | 51-0071