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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48318
Last updated: 27 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52D-60-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 55-0098
C/n / msn: 17214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Larson AFB, Moses Lake, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Larson AFB, WA
Destination airport:Larson AFB, WA
B-52D s/n 55‑0098 of 327th Bombardment Squadron, 4170th Strategic Wing, USAF, based at Larson Air Force Base, Moses Lake, WA, crashed at Larson AFB, WA on December 15 1960.

Aircraft had earlier collided, over Mullan Pass, Idaho, with KC-135 tanker from 22nd Air Refueling Squadron, 92nd Bomb Wing, Fairchild AFB, during air‑to air refuelling. Starboard wing failed and aircraft caught fire during landing roll. Runway damaged. The KC-135's refueling probe had pierced the B-52's wing over Montana. Reported as 10 crew on board all survived OK. The KC-135 involved landed at Fairchild AFB.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
26-Oct-2009 14:11 JINX Updated
26-Oct-2009 14:11 JINX Updated
20-Jan-2012 13:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
15-Feb-2013 19:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-May-2016 17:40 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
25-Jul-2017 17:17 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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