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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48286
Last updated: 12 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52H-175-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:5th BWg USAF (5th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 61-0037
C/n / msn: 464464
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile from Minot AFB, North Dakota -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Minot AFB, ND
Destination airport:
B-52H s/n 61‑0037 of 5th Bomb Wing, USAF, based at Minot AFB, ND. Crashed and destroyed January 21, 1969. Incorrect trim selection caused stall on take‑off. Aircraft climbed to about 200-300 feet, made several pitch gyrations and crashed on a farm about a mile from base runway

All six crew were killed:

Maj. Byron D. Edmonds (aircraft commander)
1st Lt. Kenneth A. Kuhn (co-pilot)
Capt. Gerald J. Walla (navigator)
Capt. James C. Jiles (radar navigator)
Capt. Richard L. Jones (EWO)
Tech. Sgt. Lee A Gunn (gunner)


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
12-Feb-2013 16:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2019 19:00 wf Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Feb-2019 08:07 wf Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2019 09:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Feb-2021 15:47 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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