Accident Convair RB-36H-25 Peacemaker 51-13721,
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Date:Wednesday 18 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic b36 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Convair RB-36H-25 Peacemaker
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 51-13721
MSN: 257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Burgoyne's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador. -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Lajes Airdrome, Azoren
Destination airport:Rapid City AFB, South Dakota, VS
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During low-altitude flight over Atlantic Ocean, plane struck 896-foot tall ridge at altitude of 800 feet. Pilots were off course and had misjudged speed, arriving at the coast of Newfoundland 1.5 hrs. early. Plane exploded on impact killing all 23 aboard.


Revision history:

20-Aug-2015 07:27 gfrench Added
16-Dec-2020 14:06 A.J.Scholten A.J.Sch Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
13-Apr-2021 15:42 Oezil Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Operator]

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