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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223797
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing WB-50D Superfortress
Owner/operator:58th WRSqn USAF (58th WRSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-093
MSN: 15902
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fairbanks, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Eielson AFB, AK
Destination airport:Eielson AFB, AK
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-95-BO, but later converted to a WB-50D.
Crashed and burnt on take-off in snow and darkness on a 3,700 miles observation flight.
All 12 crew members were killed in the crash.


1. Desert Sun 17 January 1957, p1

Revision history:

08-Apr-2019 15:02 TB Added
29-May-2019 08:30 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
29-May-2019 08:31 TB Updated [Phase]
06-Apr-2020 15:41 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:32 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]
08-Apr-2021 16:28 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]

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