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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174624
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:16-MAY-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E-60-BW Stratojet
Owner/operator:97th BW USAF (97th Bomb Wing United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-2442
MSN: 450495
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 12 miles southwest of Lands End, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biggs AFB, Texas
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Boeing B-47E-60-BW Stratojet 51-2442 of the 97th Bomb Wing, Biggs AFB, Texas crashed on 16-05-1956 when Number 6 engine failed, and then caught fire. Aircraft crashed in the English Channel, 12 miles southwest of Lands End, Cornwall. The crew was ordered to bailout, only the navigator survived.

Sources:

1. El Litoral 16 May 1956, p.1
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161026132711/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/B-47.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422214721/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/B-47.html
4. https://www.abcdlist.nl/bw.html
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1951.html
6. https://b-47.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Boeing-B-47-Losses-and-Ejections.pdf
7. http://cgibin.rcn.com/jeremy.k/cgi-bin/gzUsafSearch.pl?target=&content=B-47
8. http://www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/b47stratojet_512045-512445.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2015 18:55 TB Added
17-Mar-2015 19:39 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Jul-2016 13:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 09:35 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
15-Jun-2020 22:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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