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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156318
Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:05-JAN-1955
Time:20:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:44th BWg USAF (44th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-029
C/n / msn: 43644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:47 miles south of Lake Charles AFB, Louisiana -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lake Charles AFB (now Chennault International Airport (KCWF)), La
Destination airport:Lake Charles AFB (KCWF) Louisiana
Narrative:
Collided with B-47E 51-7006 and crashed in sea. One crewman died after bailing out from 51-7006, which landed serious damaged at base.

The aircraft was on a routine refuelling training flight at 15000 ft. when it lost height and crashed onto B-47 51-7006 flying below, before spinning off and crashing into the Gulf of Mexico 30 miles South of Cameron LA; killing Maj. Jean S. Pierson, Aircraft Commander, Capt. David O. Crump, Co-pilot and 1st. Lt. Rodney P Egelston, Observer-Bombardier.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/
El Litoral 6 January 1955, p1/7 January 1955, p1

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
the Sandusky Register OH - 6th January 1955
The Waco News-Tribune, TX - 7th January 1955
Bedford Daily-Times Mail IN - 6th January 1955
The Dothaneagle, Al - 6th January 1955
Lake Charles American-Press 6th January 1955


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2013 09:07 Uli Elch Added
06-Jun-2013 09:10 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Narrative]
14-Mar-2015 16:57 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2015 16:59 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2020 07:35 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 16:29 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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