Incident Boeing RB-52B-10-BO Stratofortress 52-0009,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47787
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Date:Friday 7 February 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing RB-52B-10-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 52-0009
MSN: 16499
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tranquillity, W of San Joaquin, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Castle AFB, CA
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
RB-52B s/n 52‑0009 of 93rd BW based at Castle AFB, Merced, California. Crashed on February 7 1964 at or near Tranquillity, west of San Joaquin, Fresno due to fire in hydraulic system. All 7 crew ejected and landed within a 20 mile radius.

Pilot set aircraft on a heading to open sea, however the bomber crashed in a farmers rice field in the area of Tranquility, west of San Joequin, California.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
25-Oct-2009 23:03 JINX Updated
27-Aug-2012 03:21 BalderRask Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
15-Feb-2013 23:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jul-2017 17:12 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jun-2018 17:17 gkountz Updated [Location, Narrative]
31-Jan-2019 18:00 wf Updated [Cn]

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