Airplane Crash - Random Island, Newfoundland 03/18/1953

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Random Island, Newfoundland


Date03/18/1953
Time04:10
LocationRandom Island, Newfoundland
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
RouteAzores - Rapid City AFB
TypeConvair RB-36H
Registration51-13721A
Aboard23
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft, flying low over the AtlantiOcean, was to have flown higher when it reached the coast. Tail-winds caused the aircraft to arrive earlier and the plane hit a hill in low cloud cover.

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