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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48298
Last updated: 13 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52G-100-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:USAF 2nd BW
Registration: 58-0190
C/n / msn: 464258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX
Destination airport:
B-52G s/n 58‑0190 of 2nd Bomb Wing at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas. Destroyed by a ground explosion and fire during depot maintenance on July 24 1989: one worker killed and 11 injured.

Cause reported to be "near-catastrophic fuel tank over-pressurization" because a WG-5 forgot to unplug a fuel vent.

Sources: (declassified USAF document)

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
09-Nov-2009 15:21 JINX Updated
04-Jul-2011 12:56 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
12-Feb-2013 19:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2018 19:25 McDadet01 Updated [Narrative]
03-Feb-2019 07:41 wf Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]

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