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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98670
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1951
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50D-80-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:HQ, 3077th EG USAF (HQ, 3077th EG United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-070
C/n / msn: 15879
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25mi SE of Edwards AFB, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Destination airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Narrative:
The B-50D struck a peak of the Shadow Mountains while flying at 4,000 feet in low cloud cover on approach to Edwards AFB after a four and a half hour equipment test mission for Ryan Aeronautical. All six USAF crewmen and two civilians (Ryan test engineers) aboard were killed: Pilot Capt. William Alexander Bailey, Jr., co-pilot Maj. Gordon L. Payne, Jr., M/Sgt. Robert E. Methusa, M/Sgt. Lilburn N. Cate, T/Sgt. James H. Willingham, T/Sgt. Carl A. Milhoan, Charles A. White and Wallace J. Christian.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20150923215912/http://www.donrjordan.com/shadow_mountain_b50d.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2013 08:43 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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