ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74687
Last updated: 27 November 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic b50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing KB-50K Superfortress
Owner/operator:427th ARSqn USAF (427th ARSqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-0465
MSN: 16483
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Atlantic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Langley AFB, VA
Destination airport:Lajes AFB, Azores
This aircraft was orginially built as TB-50H-BO training aircraft, but later converted to KB-50K aerial refuelling aircraft.

Took off from Lagley AFB for the Azores. Pilot Robert Tawney; co-pilot 1st Lt Lieut Zoltan Robert Szaloki. About 1:00 pm a transmission was heard from the aircaft about 240 miles off the East coast. By 7:00 P.m. a search was started for the missing aircraft. An oil slick was found about 300 miles off the US Coast but it is unknown if that came from the missing aircraft.

Correio da Manhã 10 January 1962, p6 (2°Caderno)

Link to 9 men crew memorials

Revision history:

06-Jun-2010 09:32 harro Added
30-Sep-2014 19:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
30-Sep-2015 05:54 noman Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 19:37 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2015 20:05 Anon. Updated [Source]
21-Oct-2015 19:16 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2015 09:05 noman Updated [Source]
30-Oct-2015 13:25 noman Updated [Source]
08-Apr-2020 10:56 Tetrapack Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:04 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]
28-Feb-2021 10:49 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description