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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234149
Last updated: 9 December 2021
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Date:18-AUG-1951
Time:pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47A Stratojet
Owner/operator:WIBAC Project USAF (WIBAC Project United States Air Force)
Registration: 49-1906
MSN: 450007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:McConnell Air Force Base (Boeing Plant) (KIAB), Wichita, Kansas, -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:McConnell AFB (KIAB) Wichita, Kansas,
Destination airport:McConnell AFB (KIAB) Kansas
Narrative:
Following a Project WIBAC (Wichita Boeing Aircraft Company) Mission, (testing the suitability of the B-47 for USAF service), the aircraft ground looped when landing, causing extensive airframe damage.
The three aircrew, Lt. Colonel John G Foster, WIBAC Pilot - Lt. Colonel M.R. Peterson, Second WIBAC Pilot and H.O.Gray, a Civil Aeronautical Administration Representative, all escaped without injury.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
The Hutchinson News, KS - 19th August 1951
The Emporia Gazette, KS - 20th August 1951
The Salina Journal, KS - 19th August 1951


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Mar-2020 08:31 Peter Clarke Added
25-Mar-2020 13:40 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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