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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48317
Last updated: 1 February 2021
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Date:01-APR-1960
Time:14:45
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
C/n / msn: 17290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1956.html
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm
http://www.gunners.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/august16_sb.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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