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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70577
Last updated: 30 November 2019
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Date:26-FEB-1952
Time:02:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing RB-50G Superfortress
Owner/operator:343d SRS, 55th SRG, 55th SRW USAF (343d Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron, 55th SRG, 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 47-152
C/n / msn: 15836
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Offutt AFB, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hickam AFB, HI
Destination airport:Offutt AFB, NE
Narrative:
This aircraft was orginally built as B-50B-55-BO, but later converted to a RB-50G with additional radar and B-50D type nose.

The RB-50 (pilot Zane G. Hall) was returning from Japan to the US when it hit a mound of dirt when landed short of the runway at Offutt AFB, and crashed in flames. Five of 17 crew members and passengers aboard were killed and the others were all injured. Killed in the crash was Capt. Walter Irving "Ghost" Lawson, one of the Tuskegee Airmen during WW2.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://libertyladybook.com/2012/04/16/captain-walter-irving-lawson/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2009 11:59 harro Added
06-Mar-2013 08:44 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2014 06:13 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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