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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193705
Last updated: 21 February 2021
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Date:08-MAY-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52F-65-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 57-0149
C/n / msn: 464138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Castle AFB, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Castle AFB, CA
Destination airport:Castle AFB, CA
Narrative:
While practicing touch and go maneuvers, the landing gear failed. The aircraft skidded 5,000 feet down the runway before crashing and exploding. All five crew were able to escape the bomber before the explosion. No casualties or major injuries were documented, but there is no crew information.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm
https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=23863387#spot=23863387
https://www.newspapers.com/image/?spot=23863254#spot=23863254


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2017 19:35 TB Added
25-Jul-2017 17:23 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jul-2017 17:30 TB Updated [Source]
19-Sep-2018 07:10 joanied51 Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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