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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48329
Last updated: 31 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-75-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:22nd BW attached to 4133rd BW USAF (22nd Bomb Wing attached to 4133rd Bomb Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 56-0601
C/n / msn: 17284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Da Nang, SouthVietnam -   Vietnam
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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
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

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2009 12:57 JINX Updated
01-Feb-2012 08:51 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2016 07:19 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Apr-2017 05:43 Lloyd Bryant Updated [Embed code]
11-Mar-2020 15:55 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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