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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98591
Last updated: 23 June 2017
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Date:08-NOV-1951
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:3512th MSS, 3510th MSG, USAF
Registration: 44-70142
C/n / msn: 10974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 Miles North-West of Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas
Destination airport:Randolph AFB, Texas
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-80-BW Superfortress 44-70142: Assigned to 462nd Bomb Group. Re-assigned to 3512th Maintenance and Supply Squadron, 3510th Maintenance and Supply Group (ATC), Randolph AFB, Texas. Damaged in an accident 17 May 1951 on the ground at Randolph AFB, Texas. Repaired and returned to service.

Written off (destroyed) 8 November 1951: While on a training flight at Kelly AFB, an engine caught fire and exploded. The crew decided to bail out and abandoned the aircraft that crashed 2 miles north of the airbase and was destroyed. There were no casualties.

Cause: Engine fire and explosion in flight.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.html
2. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1951/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29-80-bw-superfortress-near-kelly
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbagrp.asp?offset=14500
4. http://usafunithistoryorg.ipage.com/PDF/3000/3512%20AMS.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2017 16:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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