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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 263986
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Date:19-JAN-1963
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic C97 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing C-97
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westover AFB, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Explosion collapsed the landing gear during the take-off run and caused it to swerve into a snowbank. Caught fire but all occupants, including an Air Force General, escaped, six with burned clothing.

Sources:

Youngstown Vindicator 19 January 1963, p1


Revision history:

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