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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98671
Last updated: 12 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50D-110-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 49-0270
C/n / msn: 16046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1mi N of Abington Pigotts, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
The B-50D (pilot George W. Barnes) struck two different groups of trees 100 yds apart on a night take-off from RAF Bassingbourn, with the crew thought to being fatally wounded on the second hit, and exploded after crashing into a ploughed field. All five crew members in the forward compartments were killed, while the three crew members in the rear survived with only minor injuries when the tail section broke off and flung clear of the burning wreckage.


Revision history:

06-Mar-2013 08:43 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2014 16:49 Robbo Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
31-Dec-2018 17:24 TB Updated [Time, Operator]

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