Incident Boeing B-52G-130-BW Stratofortress 59-2597,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48375
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Date:Monday 29 November 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52G-130-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:93rd BWg USAF
Registration: 59-2597
MSN: 464360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Castle AFB, Atwater, Merced, California -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Castle AFB, Atwater, Merced, CA
Destination airport:Castle AFB, CA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Destroyed in post-landing fire in hydraulic system at Castle AFB, Atwater, Merced, California on November 29 1982. After the aircraft landed, leaking hydraulic fluid from a brake line ignited due to the hot brakes, which started a fire in the forward wheel well. The crew managed to evacuate before the fuel tanks blew.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
13-Sep-2012 02:12 whiteshark Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 00:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2020 16:41 DG333 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
11-Apr-2020 08:26 Anon. Updated [Total occupants]

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