ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 98398
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.

Date:24-MAY-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Owner/operator:870th BSqn /497th BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-6239
MSN: 3373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pratt AAF, 4 miles NNW of Pratt, Kansas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pratt AAF, Pratt, Kansas
Destination airport:Pratt AAF, Kansas
Narrative:
Boeing B-29-1-BW 42-6239: Delivered to USAAF 12 November 1943. Assigned to 870th Bomb Squadron, 497th Bomb Group at Pratt AAF, Kansas.

Written off 24 May 1944 in a landing accident at Pratt AAF, Kansas. According to some sources, two crew members reported killed (unconfirmed). Surveyed Pratt AF May 26, 1944 and struck off charge for reclamation for scrap and spares.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaloc.asp?Loc=ks&offset=975
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_1.html
3. http://ww35.usafunithistory.com/PDF/0800/870%20BOMB%20SQ.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_Army_Airfield
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/497th_Bombardment_Group


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jun-2017 19:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 10:59 DG333 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description