ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171585
Last updated: 27 November 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KB-50J Superfortress
Owner/operator:421st ARSqn USAF (421st ARSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-065
MSN: 15874
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:11
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 230 km NE of Bangkok -   Thailand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Takhli RTAFB, Thailand
Destination airport:Takhli RTAFB, Thailand
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-80-BO, but later converted to KB-50J aerial refuelling aircraft.

Crashed shortly after take-off due to engine failure. Crew bailed out. 11 on ground killed. Corrosion found in wreckage led to early retirement of KB-50 fleet and its replacement with KC-135s.

Back in Saigon, I was told by a friend (survivor) this plane flew on after they jumped. He said he saw the plane flying away as he 'chuted down. He said he did not see the plane come apart or go down. The crew all landed near a village in Thailand


Passauer Neue Presse 15 October 1964, p13

Revision history:

24-Nov-2014 19:57 TB Added
29-May-2018 15:05 Philpet43 Updated [Narrative]
08-Apr-2020 11:31 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:02 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description