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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153620
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50A-25-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:65th BSqn /43d BGp USAF (65th BSqn /43d BGp United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-060
MSN: 15780
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:0.5mile SE of Isleham, Cambridgeshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Lakenheath
At 09.25 a.m. the B-50A (Maj. George T. Ingram) took off for a routine training mission to drop 16 500lb high explosive bombs on a bombing target at Heligoland, but crashed into a field a few minutes after take-off due to an engine fire and was completely destroyed by a massive explosion of the bombs and 6000 gallons of fuel carried aboard.


Revision history:

01-Mar-2013 05:23 Tetrapack Added
01-Mar-2013 06:25 Tetrapack Updated [Operator]
06-Apr-2020 14:28 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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