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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98593
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:30-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:3516th MSS, 6510th MSG, USAF
Registration: 44-69896
C/n / msn: 10728
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 Miles South-West of Yoakum, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Randolph AFB, Universal City, Texas
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-65-BW Superfortress 44-69896: Assigned to 879th Bomb Squadron, 499th Bomb Group. Assigned to 3516th Maintenance and Supply Squadron, 3510th Maintenance and Supply Group (ATC), Randolph AFB, Texas. Damaged in an accident 17 July 1951 taxying at Randolph AFB, Texas. Repaired and returned to service.

Written off (destroyed) November 30 1951: An engine failed en route, forcing all crew members to bail out and to abandon the aircraft that dove into the ground and crashed in a prairie located about ten miles southwest of Yoakum. All occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was destroyed.

Cause: Engine failure.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.html
2. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1951/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29-65-bw-superfortress-near-yoakum/
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasta.asp?thestate=tx&offset=11550
4. http://usafunithistoryorg.ipage.com/PDF/3000/3512%20AMS.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2017 14:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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