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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192569
Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Date:04-JAN-2017
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 61-0001
C/n / msn: 464428
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:25 miles NW of Minot, ND -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Minot AFB
Destination airport:Minot AFB
Narrative:
An engine fell from the aircraft during a training mission. Aircraft returned to base safely. Engine debris was found approximately 25 miles NW of the AFB. On 16 JUL 2018 the USAF issued a report stating that the cause of the mishap was the failure of the first stage fan disk of the Pratt & Whitney TF33.

Sources:

https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-news/2017/01/05/engine-drops-out-of-b-52-during-training-at-minot-air-force-base/

Source of information for aircraft serial number is a photo, but I am not the owner of the photo copyright.


Images:

Photo of 61-0001 courtesy AirHistory.net


Avalon (YMAV / AVV)
6 March 2011; (c) Andrei Bezmylov

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2017 07:08 reddevil Added
05-Jan-2017 07:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
05-Jan-2017 08:32 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
05-Jan-2017 15:11 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
05-Jan-2017 20:51 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
06-Jul-2019 09:11 mr.john.mueller Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
30-Apr-2020 08:48 walt313 Updated [Narrative]

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