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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48391
Last updated: 4 March 2021
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Date:09-DEC-1958
Time:23:45
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
C/n / msn: 17316
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 mi N of Altus AFB, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Altus AFB, OK
Destination airport:Altus AFB, OK
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

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/1956.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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