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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233694
Last updated: 20 June 2020
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Date:12-JAN-1961
Time:10:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:22nd BWg USAF (22nd Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-533
C/n / msn: 450818
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palomar Mountain Range, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:March AFB (KRIV) Riverside, CA
Destination airport:March AFB (KRIV) California
Narrative:
The aircraft took off at 10:01 hrs. on a simulated low level bombing mission to Winslow Air Force Station (General Surveillance Radar Station), Arizona, it crashed at 10:28 hrs. between Palomar (Palomar Observatory) and Warner's Hot Springs. The crew of four bailed out at 18000 ft., three of the crew suffering minor injuries but the mission instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Edwin L. Williams was killed on landing.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
Redlands Daily Facts, CA - 13th January 1961
The Press-Tribune, CA - 27th January 1961


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Mar-2020 18:08 Peter Clarke Added
25-Mar-2020 14:19 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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