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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48294
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1960
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52G-95-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:USAF 72nd BW
Registration: 58-0180
C/n / msn: 464248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ramey AFB, near Aguadilla -   Puerto Rico
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ramey AFB, PR (TJBQ)
Destination airport:Ramey AFB, PR (TJBQ)
Narrative:
Incorrect trim setting during touch-and-go approach led to 58-0180 crashing on February 1 1960 at Ramey AFB, near Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. All seven crew were killed.

Crew:
Pilot:Col Samuel G Porterfield (vice-commander 72nd BW) USAF killed.
Lt Col Keith M Garrison USAF killed.
Capt Nabor Mendez Pelegrina USAF killed.
1st/Lt George G Fetterer USAF killed.
2nd/Lt Kent W Slaughter USAF killed.
Capt Robert E Howell USAF killed.
M/Sgt William R Hill USAF killed.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20171101061754/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/b52_stratofortress.htm
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1958.html
https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=36787375
http://b52stratofortressassociation.yuku.com/sreply/75/t/Re-Ramey-crash.html#.UR7Hbp1hiSo
https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=685938


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2009 22:06 JINX Updated
01-Jun-2010 10:14 ladybug Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Feb-2013 16:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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