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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48280
Last updated: 12 November 2018
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Date:02-NOV-1967
Time:09:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
Owner/operator:319th BW, 46th BS, USAF (319th Bomb Wing, 46th BS, United States Air Force)
Registration: 61-0030
C/n / msn: 464457
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Griffiss AFB, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Griffths AFB, NY
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff the crew had indications of a fire and/or overheat with engines 5/6. I believe they shut down both and and proceeded to Griffiss to land. Wx at Griffiss required and ILS to RWY 15 and the a/c was overweight. The first approach was terminated and control of the aircraft was lost during the missed approach. During what sounds like a stall, the A/C CC called for ejection. 2 of 8 crew member made it out of the aircraft and 6 were fatalities. Descriptions account that the aircraft rolled over from approx 2,000 feet. Sounds consistent with a stall but I don't know what would have caused it specifically.

Crew of B-52H 61-0030:
Maj. Robert A. Richards, pilot - killed
1st Lt. William S. Fairhurst, co-pilot - ejected
1st Lt. Sidney W. Glover, radar navigator - ejected but sustained broken leg and chest injuries Maj. Lloyd D. Lassman, radar navigator - killed
Capt. Joe E. Turner, EWO - killed
S.Sgt. John Nealey Snyder, gunner- killed
S.Sgt. Willard F. Walker, crew chief - killed
Sgt. Gordon S. Flick, crew chief - killed

Sources:

The Pilot was Maj Robert A Richards, His brother Capt Reid Richards was my father. I am also named Robert Richards, now Lt Col USAF Ret.
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/1961.html
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/rome-ny/TO65M8SRCRSNPST7V


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
07-Feb-2013 00:19 BucF16 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 16:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2013 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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