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Date:21-JAN-1949
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator:344th BS, 98th BG, USAF (344th BS, 98th BG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 44-62098
C/n / msn: 11575
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:7 miles East-North-East of Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Montana (GFA/KGFA)
Destination airport:Fairchild AFB, Spokane, Washington
Narrative:
Boeing B-29A-60-BN Superfortress 44-62098: Delivered to the USAAF 9 August 1945. Assigned to 301st Bomb Group. Re-Assigned to 344th Bomb Squadron, 98th Bomb Group, Spokane AFB, Washington.

Written off (destroyed) 21 January 1949: Shortly after a night takeoff from Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, Montana, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field located seven miles east-northeast of the airbase. Three crew members were killed while nine others were injured

Sources:

1. El Tiempo 23 January 1949, page 10
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.h]tml
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1949/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29a-60-bn-superfortress-near-malmstrom-afb-3-killed/]
4. "Montana Standard" January 8, 1949 - Page 1 at https://newspaperarchive.com/montana-standard-jan-08-1949-p-1/
5. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbahb.asp?HB=wa&offset=3925


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-May-2009 03:20 angels one five Updated
25-Jan-2014 19:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2014 19:33 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Feb-2014 19:35 TB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]
23-Jun-2017 22:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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