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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156338
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:02-AUG-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:376th BWg USAF (376th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 52-0397
MSN: 450682
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upper Heyford, (UHF/EGUA)
Destination airport:RAF Upper Heyford, (UHF/EGUA)
Narrative:
On 2nd August 1955, USAF B-47E Stratojet 52-0397 of the 376th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Lousiana, crashed during takeoff at RAF Upper Heyford, and was badly damaged. While up on a crane being repaired, the cable snapped and the aircraft broke its spine. Later was gutted for parts and the hulk was sold to an English scrap dealer.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1952.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161026132711/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/B-47.htm
3. http://b-47.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Boeing-B-47-Losses-and-Ejections.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2013 10:00 Uli Elch Added
06-Jun-2013 12:18 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Feb-2017 01:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2019 08:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
27-Feb-2021 16:05 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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