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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48294
Last updated: 9 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52G-95-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:72nd BWg USAF (72nd Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 58-0180
C/n / msn: 464248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ramey AFB, near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ramey AFB, PR (TJBQ)
Destination airport:Ramey AFB, PR (TJBQ)
Incorrect trim setting during touch-and-go approach led to 58-0180 crashing on February 1 1960 at Ramey AFB, near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. All seven crew were killed.
Pilot:Col Samuel G Porterfield (vice-commander 72nd BW) USAF killed.
Lt Col Keith M Garrison USAF killed.
Capt Nabor Mendez Pelegrina USAF killed.
1st/Lt George G Fetterer USAF killed.
2nd/Lt Kent W Slaughter USAF killed.
Capt Robert E Howell USAF killed.
M/Sgt William R Hill USAF killed.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2009 22:06 JINX Updated
01-Jun-2010 10:14 ladybug Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Feb-2013 16:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 16:30 DG333 Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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