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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48314
Last updated: 1 April 2021
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Date:30-OCT-1981
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52D-55-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:22nd BWg USAF (22nd Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 55-0078
C/n / msn: 17194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:9 miles east of La Junta, Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:March AFB, CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed October 30 1981: On low‑level route during night mission simulating a bombing run. It was flying about 400 feet altitude just before it crashed into the south-eastern Colorado prairie, when it struck a 20-foot sand dune about nine miles east of La Junta, CO

Crew of 8 Killed:
Pilot: Capt. James L MacGregor USAF killed.
Co-pilot: Capt Gani Aydoner USAF killed.
Capt Clifford R Duane USAF killed.
1st/Lt. Kendall E Wallace USAF killed.
Capt Stanley H Eddleman USAF killed.
Sen/Airman Timothy E McFarland USAF killed.
A1C Bruce E Schaefer USAF killed.
A1C David W Smith USAF killed.


Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1955.html
www.baaa-acro.com/archives/1981-JUL-DEC.htm

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2009 12:09 harro Updated
27-Oct-2009 23:49 JINX Updated
19-Feb-2013 08:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 15:57 DG333 Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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