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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60609
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:06-AUG-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-47E-II Stratojet
Owner/operator:51st BSqn /68th BWg USAF (51st BSqn /68th Bomb Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-2383
MSN: 450430
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles of RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
B-47E Stratojet 51-2382 of 51st BS, 68th BW, 806th Air Division based at Lake Charles AFB, LA Crashed on takeoff from RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK when aircraft stalled. All four on board killed
Crew:
Capt. William A. Catto (Aircraft Captain)
Capt. Don W. Johnson (Co-Pilot)
1st Lt. Elon Friedman (observer)
S/Sgt. Kennie Varney (crew chief)

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1951.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20161026132711/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/B-47.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20180422214721/http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/B-47.html
4. http://www.accident-report.com/world/europe/uk/uk54.html

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 Jan 1962 51-2377 306th BWg USAF 0 near Hominy Creek, Tulsa County, Oklahoma w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2013 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jun-2019 18:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-Feb-2021 10:11 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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