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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233035
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing XB-47 Stratojet
Owner/operator:Boeing Aircraft Company
Registration: 46-065
MSN: 15972
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Larson Air Force Base (Moses Lake AFB before May 1950), Washington Sta -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Larson Air Force Base (Moses Lake AFB before My 1950), Washington State, USA
Destination airport:Larson Air Force Base (Moses Lake AFB before My 1950), Washington State, USA
This first prototype B-47 Stratojet was written off after crash landing and burning at Larson Air Force Base, the Boeing Company testing facility airfield, (Formally - Moses Lake AF Base), on Saturday afternoon, 18th August 1951, following a test flight. The three aircrew escaped without injured.
This is the first recorded crash of B-47 Stratojet .
Some sources report this accident as the 11th May 1949 but on this date this aircraft lost its canopy when on a test flight, killing test pilot Edward Scot Osler.


hhtp:// - B47 46-065 - Larson Air Force Base
Spokane Chronicle, WA - 20th August 1951

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 May 1949 46-065 Boeing Aircraft Company 1 Moses Lake, Washington State sub

Revision history:

18-Feb-2020 08:33 Peter Clarke Added
09-Jul-2020 23:44 Peter Clarke Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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