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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200626
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:04-AUG-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KB-50K Superfortress
Owner/operator:427th ARSqn USAF (427th ARSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-0455
MSN: 16465
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:200 miles east of Bermuda -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lajes AFB, Azores via Bermuda
Destination airport:Langley AFB, VA
Narrative:
This aircraft was orginially built as TB-50H-BO training aircraft, but later converted to KB-50K aerial refuelling aircraft.

Ran out of fuel before reaching Bermuda after navigational and weather errors and ditched close to tanker "Imperial St. Lawrence", which rescued seven crew members but one man was missing.

Sources:

1. Youngstown Vindicator 5 August 1959, p18
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Oct-2017 18:46 TB Added
01-Dec-2017 17:01 TB Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2020 15:40 Tetrapack Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:45 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Operator]
28-Feb-2021 10:48 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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