Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Grumman UF-1G Albatross off Haines: 4 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 11, 1954
  • 2121
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Ambulance
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Haines – Juneau
  • G-348
  • 1953
  • Haines, Alaska
  • USA
  • North America
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • 1
  • 0
  • 4
  • The aircraft was engaged in an ambulance flight, carrying a patient from Haines to Juneau. Upon departure, the airplane crashed into the harbor in unclear circumstances, killing the patient and all three crew members. Three other passengers were injured.
    Crew:
    Al1 Clifford E. Habecker, pilot, †
    Ad1 Andrew P. Tournier, copilot, †
    Al3 Doyle E. Jahn, flight engineer. †
    Passenger:
    Fred Harrington (patient). †