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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153311
Last updated: 27 February 2021
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Date:30-APR-1984
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52D-30-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-0662
C/n / msn: 464033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Carswell AFB, Ft. Worth, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX
Destination airport:Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX
Narrative:
B-52D-30-BW s/n 56-0662 based at Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth Texas. Severely damaged in a ground fire when leaking liquid oxygen, mixed with leaking hydraulic fluid, was ignited by an electrical spark. Aircraft forward fuselage burnt out, and flight deck deemed damaged beyond repair. Date not ascertained, but was sometime in 1982.

After being stripped for spares. the remains were parked out at Carswell AFB. It was towed off into the grass by the runway where Russian satellites could see it, so it could be counted off as one of the S.A.L.T. Treaty "sacrifices".

There it remained until sold for scrap to a civilian contractor in late 1983, who destroyed 56-0662 on site with small explosive "demolition charges" and cut up the remains using a guillotine type heavy blade. The last components were removed in April 1984 (hence the purely "nominal" accident date of April 30 1984)

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1956.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/b52stratofortressassociation/a-c-61-0038-anyone-seen-it-i-was-asst-cc-around-84-t211.html

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 Sep 1958 56-0661 United States Air Force (USAF) 7 3 mi NE of Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA w/o
Mid-air collision.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2013 00:21 Dr. John Smith Added
25-May-2015 06:44 Ptillman Updated [Location, Destination airport]
01-May-2019 07:56 CrewDawg80 Updated [Location]
27-Feb-2021 15:41 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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