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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48295
Last updated: 17 April 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-52H-170-BW Stratofortress
Owner/operator:Boeing Aircraft Inc
Registration: 61-0023
C/n / msn: 464450
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Northern New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Blytheville AFB, AK
Narrative:
61-0023 loaned to Boeing to test turbulence effects. On test flight on Jan 10, 1964 the entire vertical fin and rudder were ripped off. Aircraft was able to land safely at Blytheville AFB.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1961.html
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675036635_damaged-B-52-plane-lands-safely_torn-vertical-stabilizer-in-tail_pilot-Charles-Fisher


Images:

Photo of 61-0023 courtesy AirHistory.net


Tucson - Davis-Monthan AFB (KDMA / DMA)
18 March 2014; (c) Alastair T. Gardiner

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
08-Nov-2009 21:58 JINX Updated
08-Nov-2009 22:07 JINX Updated
15-Mar-2011 15:13 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
08-Feb-2012 03:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Feb-2013 10:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Feb-2013 10:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Damage]
19-Feb-2013 10:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Apr-2013 16:45 TB Updated [[Aircraft type]]
08-Feb-2017 15:32 TB Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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