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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200803
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:26-MAR-1953
Time:11:23 .
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47B Stratojet
Owner/operator:3520th CCTW USAF (3520th CCTW United States Air Force)
Registration: 50-035
MSN: 450050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cessna Airfield, Mile north of Wichita AFB runway. -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Wichita AFB (KIAB), Wichita, Kansas, USA
Destination airport:Wichita AFB (KIAB), Wichita, Kansas, USA
Narrative:
The aircraft was returning from a combat crew training mission, when it crashed and burst into flames, just south of the I-35 Kansas Turnpike (Toll Road), onto the Cessna Aircraft Company's Airfield, half a mile short of the northern end of the Wichita Air Force Base runway, killing, Instructor Pilot, Capt. William W Tiller; Student Pilot, Maj. Eugene J Marx and Student Co-pilot, Maj. Stanley E Tucker.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/.html
www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org
B.47.com, Newspapers
Council Grove Republican, KS - 26th March 1953
Manhattan -Mercury, KS - 26th March 1953
Great Bend Tribune, KS - 27th March 1953
Kansas City Times, MO - 28th March 1953


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Nov-2017 17:47 TB Added
13-Jul-2020 23:56 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2020 15:52 Jixon Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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