Accident Boeing B-47E Stratojet 52-533,
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Date:Thursday 12 January 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:22nd BWg USAF
Registration: 52-533
MSN: 450818
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Palomar Mountain Range, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:March AFB (KRIV) Riverside, CA
Destination airport:March AFB (KRIV) California
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft took off at 10:01 hrs. on a simulated low level bombing mission to Winslow Air Force Station (General Surveillance Radar Station), Arizona, it crashed at 10:28 hrs. between Palomar (Palomar Observatory) and Warner's Hot Springs. The crew of four bailed out at 18000 ft., three of the crew suffering minor injuries but the mission instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Edwin L. Williams was killed on landing.

Redlands Daily Facts, CA - 13th January 1961
The Press-Tribune, CA - 27th January 1961

Revision history:

07-Mar-2020 18:08 Peter Clarke Added
25-Mar-2020 14:19 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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