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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48392
Last updated: 20 August 2017
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Date:30-JAN-1963
Time:05:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52E Stratofortress
Owner/operator:6th Bomb Wing, USAF
Registration: 57-0018
C/n / msn: 17412
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sangre de Christo mountains, 10 miles northwest of Mora, NM, -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Walker AFB, NM
Destination airport:
Narrative:
B‑52E 57‑0018 of 6th BW, Walker AFB, NM: crashed and destroyed at approx, 05:00 on January 30, 1963, when tail snapped off in turbulence over the Sangre de Christo mountains, 10 miles northwest of Mora, NM, USA

Four crew survived:
Lt. Col. Donald Hayes (Aircraft Commander) ejected OK
Major Thomas J. McBride (co-pilot) ejected OK
Major Emil Goldbeck (navigator) ejected OK
Lt.Col. Nicholas Horangic (radar operator)ejected OK

Two killed
Major George Szabo weapons systems operator)- killed
M.Sgt. Harvey Burl Dean (Tail Gunner) - killed

Sources:

www.scramble.nl (Scamble 255)
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/b52_stratofortress.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1960%E2%80%931974)#1963
http://www.talkingproud.us/Military/B52%20No%20Tail/B52NoTail.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2013 15:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2016 20:21 Waldenflo Updated [Narrative]

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