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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156285
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47B Stratojet
Owner/operator:321th BWg USAF (321th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-2100
MSN: 450153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:45 miles southeast of Sidi Slimane AFB -   Morocco
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pinecastle AFB (KMCO) Orlando, Florida
Destination airport:Sidi Slimane AFB (GMSL) Sidi Slimane Province, Rabat Region, Morocco
Unable to find base, ran out of fuel and crashed 50 mi S of Sidi Slimane AB, French Morocco.

The aircraft was one of forty five B-47's taking part on a day training mission 'Mobility Exercise', from Pinecastle Air Force Base (KMCO) , Florida, USA to Sidi Slimane Air Base (GMSL), French Morocco, N. Africa.
The four aircrew, Capt. Dale H. Cooper, Aircraft Commander, Capt. James McMullen, Pilot, 1st. Lt. Max A. Brunson, Observer, and A1/C Robert E. Hudson, Crew Chief all bailed out and parachuted to safety without injury.

Sources: - -
Orlando Evening Star FL - 11th December 1954
Orlando Sentinel FL - 12th December 1954
Richmond Times-Dispatch VA - 12th December 1954
Miami Herald FL - 12th December 1954

Revision history:

05-Jun-2013 16:08 Uli Elch Added
05-Jun-2013 17:03 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Apr-2020 11:27 Peter Clarke Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 16:26 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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