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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174631
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:05-FEB-1956
Time:c.
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:509th BWg USAF (509th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 53-1831
MSN: 245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles south of Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico. -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico
Destination airport:Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico
Narrative:
Following take on a routine training mission from Walker AFB, fire broke out in several engines and the aircraft crashed, exploded and burst into flames on a ranch 10 miles south of the base. The four aircrew, Aircraft Commander, Everett F. Malone, Pilot, 1st. Lt. John R. Cosby, Observer, Capt. Leonard Tuori, and A1C, Franklin R Shultz, safely evacuated the aircraft.

Sources:

El Litoral 6 February 1956, p1
B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
Carlsbad Current-Argus, NM - 6th February 1956
Clovis News-Journal, NM - 6th February 1956
Alburquerque Journal. NM - 7th February 1956
Las Vegas Daily Optic, NM - 6th February 1956




Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2015 19:55 TB Added
01-Jun-2020 06:24 Peter Clarke Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2020 16:37 DG333 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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