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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70578
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:13-JUL-1950
Time:14:54 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-50D-110-BO Superfortress
Owner/operator:342th BSqn /97th BGp USAF (342th BSqn /97th BGp United States Air Force)
Registration: 49-0267
MSN: 16043
Fatalities:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4.5miles NNE of Mason, city in Warren County, Ohio. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Biggs AFB, Texas
Destination airport:Biggs AFB, TX
Narrative:
The B-50D (pilot John S. Adams, Jr.) on a training mission nosedived into the ground from 7000 feet and was completely destroyed by the impact and detonation of the high explosive component of the nuclear weapon bomb casing (not fitted with a fuel capsule) it carried, causing an explosion that was heard 25 miles away and leaving a crater of 200x25 feet. No distress signals had been received from the aircraft and all four officers and twelve crewmen aboard were killed in the crash, none bailed out.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1950s/1950Jul.htm
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_%281950%E2%80%931954%29


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2009 12:03 harro Added
04-Mar-2013 06:39 Tetrapack Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2021 15:32 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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