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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159950
Last updated: 6 September 2019
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Time:23:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 44-61780
C/n / msn: 11257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 1 mi E of Owen -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:Fürstenfeldbruck Airfield, Munich, West Germany
The crew was performing a flight from RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, to Stuttgart. While approaching Stuttgart-Echterdingen Airport by night, the crew was contacted by ATC and rerouted to Fürstenfeldbruck Airbase near Munich due to insufficient visibility caused by foggy conditions. A few minutes later, while cruising at low height, the airplane hit the slope of the 775-metre/2,543 foot Mount Teckberg, located about 1 mile east of Owen. All ten crew members were killed.

Cause: Controlled flight into terrain


Passauer Neue Presse 13 June 1955, p1 (German Text)
Toledo Blade 11 June 1955, p2

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Revision history:

02-Sep-2013 17:17 TB Added
13-Dec-2013 11:04 Anon. Updated [Date, Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport]
13-Dec-2013 11:20 Anon. Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2013 20:46 Anon. Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Feb-2014 21:12 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
08-Feb-2014 18:15 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Jun-2017 17:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2019 19:21 TB Updated [Location, Source]
14-Jun-2019 19:24 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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