ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17433
Last updated: 18 April 2021
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.

Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52H-170-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:92nd BWg USAF (92nd Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 61-0026
C/n / msn: 464453
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA) -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA)
Destination airport:Spokane-Fairchild AFB, WA (SKA/KSKA)
Crashed during an airshow practice flight. While executing a "go-around" Approximately three quarters of the way through the turn, the aircraft banked past 90 degrees, stalled, clipped a power line with the left wing and crashed.

The captain flew the aircraft beyond its operational limits and lost control. As a result the aircraft stalled, hit the ground and was destroyed.

All four crew killed: Co-pilot Lt Col Mark C. McGeehan initiated an ejection but the low level only allowed the "hatch blowing" part of the ejection sequence to occur before impact.

Pilot Lt Col Arthur A "Bud" Holland, Chief of the 92d Bomb Wing Standardization and Evaluation branch. instructor pilot, was designated as the aircraft commander (killed)
Co-pilot Lt Col Mark C. McGeehan, instructor pilot and the 325th Bomb Squadron (BMS) Commander (killed)
Colonel Robert E. Wolff Observer, Vice Wing Commander (killed) and
Lt Col Kenneth "Ken" Huston, the 325th BMS Operations Officer (killed)

Darker Shade of Blue (Kern)


Revision history:

16-Apr-2008 23:33 laxk Added
02-Jan-2010 04:59 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Dec-2010 06:25 angels one five Updated [Nature, Narrative]
12-Feb-2013 18:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2015 14:57 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code]
28-Dec-2015 14:58 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
03-Feb-2019 07:45 wf Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2019 09:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Feb-2021 16:08 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description