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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236712
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:44th BWg USAF (44th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 53-1933
MSN: 347
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Charles AFB (Chennault AFB after 14/11/1958) (KCWF). -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lake Charles AFB (Chennault AFB after 14/11/1958) (KCWF), Lake C
Destination airport:Lake Charles AFB (KCWF) Lake C
The aircraft crashed when taking off on a routine training mission from Lake Charles AFB. A fuel leak mist and fire was witnessed from the starboard wing, the braking parachute was deployed but the aircraft over shot the base by mile, exploded and caught fire, killing Capt. Daniel A. Hawk, Aircraft Commander, 1st. Lt. Richard C. Ramsdell, Co-Pilot, Capt. Foster E. Sherwood, Observer and Capt. Edgar Shields , Instructor.

The Daily Advertiser, LA - 26th October 1956
Daily World, LA - 26th October 1956
The Munroe News-Star, LA - 26th October 1956
The TImes, LA - 26th October 1956
The Town Talk, LA - 26th October 1956

Revision history:

05-Jun-2020 18:42 Peter Clarke Added
06-Jul-2020 16:41 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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