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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48400
Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-0594
C/n / msn: 17277
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 mi SE of March AFB, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:March AFB, CA (RIV/KRIV)
Destination airport:
Dived into the ground at Sunnymead, California. Street name Markham street about 3/4 of a mile from Hwy 395 (now 15E)and 1/4 mile from Perris Blvd. Traffic was temporally disrupted on nearby Interstate 215E. that section of Markham street was close off for more than a year. The rear section of the tail (vertical stabilizer) was all that was visible and it was in the street. Five crewmen were killed and a tail gunner was injured.


Columbia, South Carolina: The State, Jackson, Carol, Associated Press writer, B-52 Crashes Killing Five Of Six Crewmen, Friday, 20 October 1978, page 3-A

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2009 01:59 JINX Updated
19-Feb-2013 09:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2017 17:38 Norman Halladay (ski Updated [Narrative]
16-Aug-2017 19:26 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2020 20:35 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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