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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98666
Last updated: 4 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-30-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:64th BS, 43d BG, 43d BW USAF (64th BS, 43d BG, 43d Bomb Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 47-105
C/n / msn: 15789
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:94mi E of Goose Bay, Newfoundland -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Goose AFB, Labrador, Canada
Destination airport:Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
About an hour after take-off, the #3 engine of the B-50A (pilot Lt. Jack A. Thompson) failed from carburetor icing and when #2 engine began to acting up the pilot decided to return to Goose AFB. When #2 engine started to burn the crew managed to extinguish the flames, but then the #4 engine caught fire too and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out at 8,000 feet.


Revision history:

05-Mar-2013 01:20 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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