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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70578
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Date:13-JUL-1950
Time:14:54 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50D-110-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:342th BS, 97th BG, 97th BW USAF (342th BS, 97th BG, 97th Bomb Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 49-0267
C/n / msn: 16043
Fatalities:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4.5mi NNE of Mason, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biggs AFB, TX
Destination airport:Biggs AFB, TX
Narrative:
The B-50D (pilot John S. Adams, Jr.) on a training mission nosedived into the ground from 7000 feet and was completely destroyed by the impact and detonation of the high explosive component of the nuclear weapon bomb casing (not fitted with a fuel capsule) it carried, causing an explosion that was heard 25 miles away and leaving a crater of 200x25 feet. No distress signals had been received from the aircraft and all four officers and twelve crewmen aboard were killed in the crash, none bailed out.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1950s/1950Jul.htm
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_%281950%E2%80%931954%29


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2009 12:03 harro Added
04-Mar-2013 06:39 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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