Accident Boeing B-52D-75-BO Stratofortress 56-0597,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48402
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Date:Thursday 12 December 1957
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: 56-0597
MSN: 17280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mi W of Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Loss of control due to incorrect wiring of stabilizer trim switch.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
31-Oct-2009 09:49 JINX Updated
31-Oct-2009 19:25 JINX Updated
15-Feb-2013 12:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Aug-2013 12:40 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2019 15:26 wf Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport]

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