Accident Boeing B-47E-45-LM Stratojet 52-0386, Sunday 1 May 1955
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Date:Sunday 1 May 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic b47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-47E-45-LM Stratojet
Owner/operator:303rd BWg USAF
Registration: 52-0386
MSN: 194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Boeing B-47E-45-LM Stratojet, 52-0386, 303rd BW, United States Air Force (USAF), Davis Monthan AB, Arizona. Crashed and burned on takeoff from RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. All three crew escaped.

A USAF training film on YouTube details and shows the actual take off and crash of 52-0386, filmed by the RAF Fairford USAF Base camera man. Over the operating history of the B-47, 203 aircraft were lost in crashes, with 464 deaths. This represents approximately 10% of the total number produced


1. Diário de Lisboa 2 May 1955, p16


Revision history:

15-Feb-2013 09:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2013 08:57 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Narrative]
06-Feb-2017 17:25 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2020 17:45 Peter Clake Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
20-May-2020 16:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2020 08:07 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]

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