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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234231
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:08-NOV-1955
Time:19:30 .
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:97th BWg USAF (97th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-7035
MSN: 450578
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marlin, Falls County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biggs AFB (KBIF) El Paso, TX
Destination airport:Biggs AFB (KBIF) TX
Narrative:
The aircraft took off from Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso at 17.55 hrs. on a routine navigation training flight. Five minutes after contacting Waco ATC the aircraft exploded mid-air at 19.30 hrs. over Central Texas, three miles Southeast of Marlin, Falls County, 100 miles South of Dallas, killing Capt. E.O. Tilton, Aircraft Commander. - Capt. A.G. Sterling, Pilot. and Capt.H.P. Courcier, Observer.

Sources:

B.47.com, https://www.joebaugher.com, Newspapers.com
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TX - 10th November 1955
Brownwood Bulletin, TX - 9th November 1955
El Paso Herald, TX - 9th November 1955
The Austin American, TX - 9th November 1955
The Brownsville Herald, TX - 9th November 1955


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2020 08:28 Peter Clarke Added
25-Mar-2020 13:57 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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