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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234749
Last updated: 15 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing TB-47B Stratojet
Owner/operator:3520th CCTW USAF (3520th CCTW United States Air Force)
Registration: 50-063
MSN: 450078
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles northeast of Overbrook, Kansas, -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Forbes AFB (KFOE) (now Topeka Regional Airport) Shawnee County
Destination airport:Forbes AFB (KFOE) Shawnee County
On a low level training mission out of Forbes Air Force Base, Kansas, the aircraft was in a collision with B-47 - 51-2092, exploding and crashing three miles northeast of Overbrook and twenty miles southeast of Topeka, killing Maj. Herbert White, Instructor Pilot, Maj. Lloyd Zuppann Jnr, Student Pilot and Lt.Col. Sidney Smith, Student Pilot. B-47 - 51-2092 returned to base safely with a damaged tail sectionand no injuries to the aircrew.

Great Bend Tribune KS -16th March 1954
Kansas City Times - KS -17th March 1954
Brownwood Bulletin TX -18th March 1954
Democrat and Chronicle NY -17th March 1954

Revision history:

04-Apr-2020 16:41 Peter Clarke Added
06-Jul-2020 10:30 Digger Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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