Accident Boeing B-52E-85-BO Stratofortress 56-0633,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48391
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Date:Tuesday 9 December 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52E-85-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-0633
MSN: 17316
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 mi N of Altus AFB, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Altus AFB, OK
Destination airport:Altus AFB, OK
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed due to improper use of stabilizer trim during overshoot. The pilot ejected.
I think that the Air Force eventually discovered that a single bolt and nut that kept tail vertical vibrated out resulting in the tail flopping over and aircraft crashing. This would obviously make those findings of "improper use of stabilizer trim" suspect.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
02-Nov-2009 07:54 JINX Updated
27-Feb-2011 03:10 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
20-Sep-2011 00:24 Mo Updated [Narrative]
15-Feb-2013 14:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2013 13:35 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2017 18:04 Si Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
31-Jan-2019 15:49 wf Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Apr-2020 07:33 JR 59-60 Updated [Narrative]
10-Apr-2020 07:33 JR 59-60 Updated [Narrative]

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