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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234870
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:20-OCT-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50D-105-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:622d ARSqn USAF (622d ARSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-117
MSN: 15998
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 miles from Bermuda -   Bermuda
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This aircraft was orginially built as B-50D-105-BO, but later converted to KB-50J aerial refuelling aircraft.

Experienced massive left wing fire after failure of the turbine wheel on the left auxiliary J47 engine and crashed into sea. Of the 8 aboard, all survived except the aircraft commander and a passenger mechanic.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Apr-2020 11:30 Tetrapack Added
11-Jun-2020 08:03 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
28-Feb-2021 10:50 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Operator]

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