Accident Boeing B-52G-80-BW Stratofortress 57-6479,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48381
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Date:Tuesday 16 October 1984
Time:c. 2100
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-52G-80-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:92nd BWg USAF
Registration: 57-6479
MSN: 464184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hunt's Mesa, 13 miles NE of Kayenta, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Fairchild AFB
Destination airport:Fairchild AFB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Flew into ground during night low‑level mission, hit top of a ridge during low‑level training flight and broke apart. Crashed into Hunt's Mesa on the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona 13 miles NE at Kayenta, AZ, USA. 6 out of 6 ejector seats worked, 7th occupant seated in jump seat without ejection capability. Survivors were picked up by helicopter Monument Valley.

Pilot/Commander:Capt Robert L Keeney USAF ejected.
Co-pilot:Lt Douglas J Schwartz USAF ejected.
Nav: Lt Kenneth O Portis USAF ejected.
Rad/Nav: Maj Eugene J Daspit USAF ejected.
EWO: Capt Sean M Yeronick USAF ejected.
Obs:Col William L Ivy USAF deputy commander for operations of 92nd BW
AG:Sgt David W Felix USAF ejected, turret did not stow & his legs were severed,
parachute failed to deploy killed.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
17-Oct-2009 23:25 jdanthony Updated
03-Nov-2009 23:53 JINX Updated
14-Jan-2013 11:15 wzman1 Updated [Narrative]
12-Feb-2013 19:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2015 07:15 afbrat Updated [Narrative]
07-Aug-2015 20:33 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
09-Aug-2016 07:03 Greg Whelchel Updated [Date]
10-Aug-2016 06:06 harro Updated [Date]
03-Feb-2019 07:26 wf Updated [Location]
11-Mar-2020 16:42 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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