Military - U.S. Air Force / U.S. Air Force

Military - U.S. Air Force / U.S. Air Force Monday September 8, 1958
In VFR conditions the two Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers approached the same runway at the same time. The two aircraft rammed into each other 900 feet above the ground and crashed. Eight out of 9 aboard 56-661 were killed. Five out of 7 aboard 56-681 were killed. Operator error, in that the pilots of both aircraft failed to maintain safe separation during VFR conditions.

Crash Details

DateMonday September 8, 1958
LocationNear Fairchild AFB, Washington DC
Passengers0
Crew16
Fatalities13
Survivors3
Aircraft TypeBoeing B-52 / Boeing B-52
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force / U.S. Air Force
Registration56-661 / 56-681
Flight Origin
Flight Destination
Near Fairchild AFB, Washington DC
Military - U.S. Air Force / U.S. Air Force
Boeing B-52 / Boeing B-52
1958