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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98673
Last updated: 24 September 2019
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Date:13-AUG-1951
Time:14:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50D-110-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 49-0268
C/n / msn: 16044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2mi N of Boeing Field, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Boeing Field, Seattle, WA
Destination airport:Boeing Field, Seattle, WA
Narrative:
The B-50D failed to gain altitude after take-off from Boeing Field for a test flight after modifications due to mechanical troubles and stalled over Seattle. Its starboard wing clipped the roof of a brewery and the aircraft cartwheeled into the wooden three-story Lester Apartments, starting a fire that burned for more than five hours. All six crew members (three USAF airmen and three Boeing employees) and five persons on ground died in the crash, while twelve persons were injured and had to be hospitalized.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://www.gendisasters.com/washington/11799/seattle-wa-plane-crashes-apartment-aug-1951


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2013 08:43 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2015 20:44 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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