ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48390
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Narrative:Boeing B-52F s/n 57‑0172 of 329th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Wing, SAC, USAF. Crashed and destroyed on October 9 1969 at Castle AFB, Atwater, Merced, California, during practice touch and go landings. Pitched‑up during overshoot resulting in loss of control. Crashed and burst into flames on one of the runways, then skidded into Ammo Annex (ammunition dump) and all six crew members on board were killed.
|Date:||Thursday 9 October 1969|
Boeing B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress
|Owner/operator:||329th BSqn /93rd BWg USAF|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Castle AFB, Atwater, Merced, California -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Castle AFB, Atwater, Merced, CA|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Pilot/Inst:Capt Richard F Beattie USAF killed.
Nav/Inst:Maj Boyd P Beyer USAF killed.
Nav/Inst:Maj Doyal L Keller USAF killed.
Student:Captain Wilber D Wright USAF killed.
Student:1st/Lt Frank D Harriman USAF killed.
Student:2nd/Lt. Steven D Lack USAF killed.
Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Times, Friday, 11 October 1969. http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1957.html http://www.wafb.com/story/8708856/listing-of-b-52-crashes-since-1957 www.mil-veh.org/archives/05-09/0968.html www.baaa-acro.com/Pays/Etats-Unis/Californie-1960-1969.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
||Updated [Operator, Operator]|
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