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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156274
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Time:08:45 .
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: 50-065
MSN: 450080
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3˝ miles northwest Myakka City, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:MacDill AFB (KMCF) Tampa, Florida
Destination airport:MacDill AFB (KMCF) Tampa, Florida
Following take off at 08.10 hrs. from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, on routine training flight, the aircraft suffered engine problems at 2000 ft. and went into a 45°dive, crashing and exploding at 08.45 hrs. 3˝ miles northwest of Myakka, Florida, 40 miles south of MacDill AFB.
Three aircrew, Aircraft Commander, Howard T. Weeks; Co-pilot, Capt. Herbert J. Johnson and Observer, Maj. Raymond R.Hagar were killed in the crash.

Tallahassee Democrat - 3rd July 1952
Fort Lauderdale News - 3rd July 1952
Miami News, FL - 3rd July 1952
Tampa Bay Times, FL - 3rd July 1952
Tampa Bay Tribune, FL - 4th July 1952

Revision history:

05-Jun-2013 16:07 Uli Elch Added
05-Jun-2013 16:26 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
04-Oct-2013 19:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2017 15:12 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2017 16:57 TB Updated [Location, Source]
29-Jun-2020 17:29 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 10:19 Digger Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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