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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48281
Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:06-DEC-1988
Time:01:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52H-150-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:410th Bomb Wing, USAF (410th Bomb Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 60-0040
C/n / msn: 464405
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:K.I. Sawyer AFB, Gwinn, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:KSAW
Destination airport:KSAW
Narrative:
Aircraft just became airborne after a touch & go when an overheated fuel pump caused an explosion in the aft fuel tank. Explosion separated the tail section causing the aircraft to crash. Aircraft separated into three pieces - crew compartment, main body with wings, tail section. Crew compartment sled more than 3000 feet down the runway. All 8 crew members survived. Three were retired due to injuries.

Sources:

Instructor pilot on aircraft.
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1960.html
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/B_52_Files/1988_12_06_usaf_B_52/198812060000usafb52.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
25-Aug-2011 23:59 Popeye Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2013 19:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source]

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