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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234367
Last updated: 8 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:310th BWg USAF (310th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-0301
MSN: 109
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Smoky Hill Air Force Base (KSLN) (now Schilling AFB) Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Smoky Hill AFB (KSLN) KS
Destination airport:-
The aircraft was stood off the flight line for maintenance, when an explosion tore out the mid-section of the fuselage. Maintenance men stood nearby escaped without injury.

Other sources erroneously relate this incident as a mid-air explosion.

The Kansas City Time, KS - 2nd December 1955.
The Manhattan Mercury, KS - 2nd December 1955
Garden City Telegram, KS - 2nd December 1955
The Salina Journal, KS - 4th December 1955

Revision history:

25-Mar-2020 07:10 Peter Clarke Added
25-Mar-2020 14:02 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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