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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:18-APR-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:40th BGp /25th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-6249
MSN: 3383
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USAAF Station 7, Payne Airfield, Cairo -   Egypt
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Payne Field, Cairo, Egypt
Destination airport:Karachi, India
Narrative:
B-29 42-6249: Delivered to the USAAF 11 November 1943. Assigned to the 40th BG, 25th BS. Written off (damaged beyond repair) on ferry flight when crashed at USAAF Station 7, Payne Airfield, Cairo, Egypt on April 18, 1944. All crew survived. The aircraft struck a radio tower on takeoff in a dust storm.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1944/archives/crash-of-a-boeing-b-29-1-bw-superfortress-in-cairo-payne-afb/]


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2014 13:35 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2017 22:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 08:50 DG333 Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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