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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156364
Last updated: 2 April 2020
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Date:05-JAN-1960
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:40th BWg USAF (40th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-566
C/n / msn: 450851
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:north of Hugoton, Stevens County, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Schilling AFB (KSLN) Salina, Kansas
Destination airport:Schilling AFB (KSLN) KS
Narrative:
During a routine refuelling operation with a KC97 tanker at 14000 ft. the B-47 went spinning out of control crashing in flames north of Hugoton, Kansas. 1st. Lt. Max Ralph Schmaling, Aircraft Commander - 1st. Lt. Frank Ewing Patterson, Pilot and Captain Russell Edwin Wynne, Navigator were killed in the crash. 2nd.Lt. Gordon Elton White, Navigator, Parachuted to safety, suffering only minor injuries.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
The Hayes Daily News, KS - 6th January 1960
Salina Journal, KS - 5th January 1960
Garden City Telegram, KS - 6th January 1960
Manhattan Mercury, KS - 6th January 1960


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2013 08:10 Uli Elch Added
07-Jun-2013 08:20 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Narrative]
10-Nov-2017 22:07 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 17:43 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2020 14:04 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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