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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236596
Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:03-JAN-1956
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:96th BWg USAF (96th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-070
C/n / msn: 43766
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles west of Amarillo AFB (now Rick Husband Internationa -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Altus AFB (KLTS) Altus, Oklahoma
Destination airport:Altus AFB (KLTS) Oklahoma
Narrative:
While carrying out practice landings at Amarillo AFB, on a training mission out of Altus AFB. Oklahoma, the aircraft on its second approach, banked to starboard, hitting a telephone pole that ripped the wing off the aircraft which then crashed and exploded 2 miles West of the base, killing the three crewmen, Capt. Rex R. Witzel, Pilot, Capt. Edward H. Stien, Co-Pilot and A-2C. T. G. Stratford, Crew Chief.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com Newspapers.com
www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org
The Daily Oklahoman, OK - 4th January 1956
The Vinita Leader, OK - 5th January 1956


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2020 18:54 Peter Clarke Added
06-Jul-2020 16:35 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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