Aviation Photo #1704531 Boeing B-52D Stratofortress - USA - Air Force

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Doing practice touch and go landings at Carswell AFB. Crashed on Oct 30, 1981 near Ja Junta during low-level night mission. All 8 crew killed.
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    Baldur Sveinsson
    USA - Air Force
    Boeing B-52D Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress (464)
    Boeing
    17194
    55-0078
    Fort Worth - NAS JRB / Carswell Field (AFB)
    Texas
    USA
    November 13, 1979
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Anonymous
7 years ago
What a fantastic aircraft from a crazy era.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Yeah, and upgraded versions are still going strong. That shows what a quality beast this is. Even Jeremy Clarkson digs it! ("I know you got soul")
Anonymous
5 years ago
Uh, the only fatalities in a B-52 during the early '80s that I recall was a G model that flew into a plateau out west somewhere. I don't recall any D model crashes with fatalities. We had one lose steering and run off the runway at Carswell. We called it The Weed Eater.

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