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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48338
Last updated: 17 February 2021
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Date:16-FEB-1956
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52B-30-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 53-0384
C/n / msn: 16863
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tracy, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Suffered an explosion of an electrical power panel located on the alternator deck blowing off the cover and causing a fire. The cover jammed the regulator valve of the left hand forward alternator disabling the over speed protection and resulting in an over speed failure.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1953.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
24-Oct-2009 14:53 JINX Updated
25-Oct-2009 22:01 JINX Updated
26-Oct-2009 11:07 JINX Updated
12-Sep-2011 00:28 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
12-Feb-2013 15:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2013 08:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2019 15:02 wf Updated [Aircraft type]

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