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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156272
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:13:10 .
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47B Stratojet
Owner/operator:306th BWg USAF (306th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 50-038
MSN: 450053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tampa Bay, mile short of McDill AFB runway end. -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:MacDill AFB (KMCF), Tampa, Florida
Destination airport:MacDill AFB (KMCF) Florida
On returning with two student pilots from a training mission and carrying out a practice landing at MacDill Air Force Base, the aircraft suddenly lost engine power at 1000ft. over Port Tampa City.
On the final approach over Tampa Bay the Aircraft Commander opted to ditch in the Bay rather than risk a crash landing at the base and risk injury to the crew.
The three aircrew, AC/Instructor Pilot, Capt. Henry W. Williamson; Student Pilot, Maj. Virgil L. Brazil and Student Pilot, Capt. Herbert J. Johnson suffered minor injuries and were rescued by the Base Crash Boat.

Returning from a training mission with two student pilots, Ditched in Tampa Bay after complete power loss due to fuel mismanagement by student pilot who failed to note warning lights.

Orlando Sentinel, FL - 12th April 1952
Miami News, FL - 11th April 1952
Tampa Bay Times, FL - 12th April 1952
Tampa Bay Tribune, FL - 12th April


Revision history:

05-Jun-2013 16:06 Uli Elch Added
05-Jun-2013 16:25 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
04-Oct-2013 19:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2017 21:08 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2020 01:09 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 10:17 Digger Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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