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Date:10-JUN-1955
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:582nd Resupply & Communication Wing, USAF (582nd Resupply & Communication Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 44-61780
C/n / msn: 11257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Teckberg, 1 mile E of Owen, Baden-Württemberg -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:Fürstenfeldbruck Airfield, Munich, West Germany
Narrative:
Boeing B-29A-45-BN Superfortress 44-61780: Delivered to USAAF 1 June 1945. Assigned to 340th Bomb Squadron, 97th Bomb Group, Biggs AFB, Texas. Damaged in accident 16 September 1948 due to friendly fire at Range 52, Eglin AFB, Florida.

Repaired and returned to service: re-assigned to 580th Air Resupply Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Iadho, Re-Assigned to 582nd Resupply and Communication Wing, RAF Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, England.

Written off (destroyed) 10 June 1955: 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, Baden-Württemberg (at approximate Coordinates 48°35′17″N 9°28′14″E). All ten crew members were killed.

Cause:Controlled flight into terrain

Sources:

1. Passauer Neue Presse 13.06.1955, p 1
2. http://www.teckblicker.de/drama-am-teckberg.html (German Text)
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1944_4.h]tml
4. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas, June 12, 1955, Page 12 at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/23071448/
5. The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas June 12, 1955 Page 1 at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/40725946/
6. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1955/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29a-45-bn-superfortress-near-owen-10-killed/]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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