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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74687
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:08-JAN-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KB-50K Superfortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 51-0465
C/n / msn: 16483
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Langley AFB, VA
Destination airport:Lajes AFB, Azores
Narrative:
Missing over the Atlantic.
Took off from the Lagley AFB for the Azores. Pilot Robert Tawney; co-pilot 1st Lt Lieut Zoltan Robert Szaloki. About 1:00 pm a transmission was heard from the aircaft about 240 miles off the East coast. By 7:00 P.m. a search was started for the missing aircraft. An oil slick was found about 300 miles off the US Coast but it is unknown if that came from the missing aircraft.

Sources:

http://www.bermuda-triangle.org/html/introduction.html
Correio da Manhã 10 January 1962, p6 (2°Caderno)

Link to 9 men crew memorials
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=42975&page=3


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2010 09:32 harro Added
30-Sep-2014 19:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
30-Sep-2015 05:54 noman Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 19:37 50.5.87.37 Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 20:05 50.5.87.37 Updated [Source]
21-Oct-2015 19:16 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2015 09:05 noman Updated [Source]
30-Oct-2015 13:25 noman Updated [Source]

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