Accident Boeing B-47E Stratojet 53-2119,
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Date:Monday 15 January 1962
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:380th BW USAF
Registration: 53-2119
MSN: 44465
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wrights Peak, south of Lake Placid, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Plattsburgh AFB, NY
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Boeing B-47E-50-DT 53-2119, 380th Bomb Wing, USAF: Crashed January 15, 1962 into Wrights Peak, south of Lake Placid, NY, on training mission practicing low-altitude bombing runs over Watertown between Lake Ontario and the Adirondack wilderness, nearly 150 miles from Plattsburgh. All four crew missing (MIA) presumed killed (KIA)

Crew of B-47E 53-2119:
Aircraft Commander - 1st Lt. Rodney D. Bloomgren: Missing Presumed Dead
Co-Pilot - 1st Lt. Melvin Spencer: Missing Presumed Dead
Navigator - 1st Lt. Albert W. Kandetski: Missing Presumed Dead
Observer - A1C Kenneth R. Jensen: Missing Presumed Dead

Wrights Peak (Elevation 4,587 feet (1,398 metres)) is the 16th highest peak in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Park, and is located in the MacIntyre Range in the town of North Elba, New York, in Essex County, New York at approximate Coordinates: 44°09′06″N 73°58′49″W 


1. Desert Sun 16 January 1962, p1

Revision history:

10-Jan-2019 17:09 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2019 17:33 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jul-2020 19:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2020 10:22 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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