Accident Boeing KB-50K Superfortress 51-0465, Monday 8 January 1962
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Date:Monday 8 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic B29 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing KB-50K Superfortress
Owner/operator:427th ARSqn USAF
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
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
This aircraft was orginially built as TB-50H-BO training aircraft, but later converted to KB-50K aerial refuelling aircraft.

Took off from Langley 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]

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