Accident Boeing B-47E Stratojet 51-2382, Friday 6 August 1954
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Date:Friday 6 August 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Owner/operator:51st BSqn /68th BWg USAF
Registration: 51-2382
MSN: 450435
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:2 miles of RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Fairford AB, Gloucestershire (EGVA)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off (destroyed) August 6, 1954: Stalled and crashed on takeoff from RAF Fairford AB. Spun into the ground and came down two miles from the air base. The B-47 was on TDY from 51st BS, 68th BW, 806th Air Division, Lake Charles AFB, Louisiana. All four crew on board killed. Crew of B-47E 51-2382 were
Capt. William A. Catto (Airplane Commander)
Capt. Don W. Johnson (Co-Pilot)
1st Lt. Elon Friedman (Observer)
S/Sgt. Kennie Varney (Crew chief)



Revision history:

06-Jun-2013 08:25 Uli Elch Added
06-Jun-2013 08:29 Uli Elch Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
23-Jul-2017 16:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jun-2019 19:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
17-Apr-2020 20:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
06-Feb-2021 10:13 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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