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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236634
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 B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:341st BWg USAF (341st Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-5233
MSN: 450518
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Abilene AFB (Dyess AFB, (KDYS) after 01/12/1956), Abilene, -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Abilene AFB
Destination airport:-
A civilian team of workmen were carrying out repairs at the northern end of Abilene AFB runway, when the B-47, which was carrying out taxi tests (official statement), ran into their dump trucks, the port inboard engines of the aircraft tore the side out of one truck before hitting and killing workman Mr. Jose Gutierrez. The base firemen sprayed foam over the damaged engines and spilt fuel.

Abilene Reporter-News, TX - 24/25th November 1956
The Austin American, TX - 25th November 1956
Victoria Advocate - TX - 25th November 1956
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - TX - 25th November 1956

Revision history:

02-Jun-2020 12:52 Peter Clarke Added
05-Jul-2020 20:53 Digger Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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