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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153616
Last updated: 6 April 2020
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Date:22-DEC-1948
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-10-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:63th BSqn /43d BGp USAF (63th BSqn /43d BGp United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-016
C/n / msn: 15736
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6miles SSW of Eielson AFB, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eielson AFB, Alaska
Destination airport:Eielson AFB, AK
Narrative:
The B-50A (pilot William J. Valentine) was one of the first five aircraft of this type deployed overseas from Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. The remaining aircraft were grounded after the crash until the cause could be determined. It appeared that the congealing of oil in the small-sized tubing of the aircraft's manifold pressure regulator had caused the crash and modified regulators were subsequently installed in all B-50s.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
https://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/b-50a.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2013 04:05 Tetrapack Added
01-Mar-2013 05:25 Tetrapack Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities]
06-Apr-2020 14:14 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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