Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 00:36:00 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: UFOs reported at Keflavik, Iceland May 4, 1955/KC-97 USAF tanker crashed 90 miles SW off Keflavik Iceland May 4, 1955

The following day two radar stations in Canada went on Red Alert...

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May 4, 1955; Keflavik, Iceland. 12:38 p.m. Witnesses: Lt. Col. E.J. Stealy, lst Lt. J.W. Burt. About 10 round, white objects, one of which left a brief smoke trail, flew in an irregular formation, some of them making erratic movements during the 5-8 second sighting.

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I have spoken to Lt. Col. Edward J Stealy about the UFO sighting. He was a jet fighter pilot and should be able to recoginze most aircraft. DW

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This probably a SAC tanker that crashed off Iceland...
Accident Description        [legenda]
Date: 04 MAY 1955
Type: Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter  
Operator: United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 53-0110
Msn / C/n: 16892
Year built:
Crew: fatalities / on board
Passengers: fatalities / on board
Total: fatalities / on board
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: 90mls SW off Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: Cruise
Nature: Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Remarks:
In-flight explosion; the airplane entered a spin and crashed into the Atlantic.

Source: (also check out sources used for every accident)
US Crashes 1950-2002 / Jan van Waarde



Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter specs
 
SPECS
First flight: 1944
Production total: 888built
Production ended: 1958
Series:
Propulsion: 4 piston engines
Max. nr of passengers: