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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98669
Last updated: 11 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-25-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:63th BSqn /43d BWg USAF (63th BSqn /43d Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-047
MSN: 15767
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10miles north of Nakyama, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ (DMA/KDMA)
Destination airport:Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
The first fatal accident during aerial refuelling occured when the B-50A (pilot Arthur M. Neal) collided wing to wing with KB-29 (44-70024) at 9,000 feet. Both aircraft spun to the ground and crashed about 200 yards apart. 7 of 13 crewmen aboard the B-50 were killed and 6 of 10 crewmen aboard the KB-29.

"Faded Contrails: Last Flights Over Arizona" written by Trey Brandt

Revision history:

05-Mar-2013 02:32 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Mar-2021 21:07 Pong Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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