ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48329
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Narrative:Diverted to Da Nang because of electrical problems. The pilot executed a go around because the flaps could not be selected. He manoeuvred for a no-flaps landing. The airplane touched down within the first 1000ft of runway 17L. The B-52 then skip-bounced back into the air. Witnesses estimate the airplane was nearly
|Date:||Saturday 8 July 1967|
Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress
|Owner/operator:||22nd BW attached to 4133rd BW USAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Da Nang, SouthVietnam -
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
6,000ft down the runway, before it touched down again. It overran the end of the runway at a speed of 100kts. It passed over a drainage ditch. The forward undercarriage wheels hit the ditch's bottom, causing ground impact of the lower chin radome and lower forward fuselage. The airplane broke up and caught fire, coming to rest in a mine field. All forward crewmembers perished.
Maj Gene Wesley Brown USAF killed.
Capt James Thomas Davis USAF killed.
Capt Anthony Kent Johnson USAF killed.
Capt William Henry Pritchard USAF killed.
Capt Donald J Reynolds USAF killed.
AG:Albert Whatley survived.
Aeroplane Monthly March 2012
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