ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153620
Last updated: 25 September 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:13-OCT-1949
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-25-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:65th BS, 43d BG, 43d BW USAF (65th BS, 43d BG, 43d Bomb Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-060
C/n / msn: 15780
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0.5mi SE of Isleham, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Narrative:
At 09.25 a.m. the B-50A (Maj. George T. Ingram) took off for a routine training mission to drop 16 500lb high explosive bombs on a bombing target at Heligoland, but crashed into a field a few minutes after take-off due to an engine fire and was completely destroyed by a massive explosion of the bombs and 6000 gallons of fuel carried aboard.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.islehaminformer.org.uk/Images/Informer201110.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2013 05:23 Tetrapack Added
01-Mar-2013 06:25 Tetrapack Updated [Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description