Incident Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress 56-0607,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48317
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Date:Friday 1 April 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-0607
MSN: 17290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
While participating in A MITO, 56-0607 was scheduled number seven for take-off. Once the bomber was cleared for take-off, the brakes were released and a loud explosion was heard on the left side of the aircraft, followed by the plane settling to the right. The left wing had fallen off at the root joining the left fuselage. The crew was able to abandon the bomber before it became engulfed in flames. The tail-gunner sustained fractures to both elbows egressing to the ground.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2009 18:48 JINX Updated
12-Feb-2013 14:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2013 17:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Sep-2013 08:09 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source]
16-Aug-2018 11:05 joanied Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2018 06:54 joanied51 Updated [Source]
31-Jan-2019 16:07 wf Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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