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1956 B 47 disappearance

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Site  Mediterranean sea
Crew  3
Aircraft type  Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Injuries (nonfatal)  0
Fatalities  3
Location  Mediterranean Sea
Passengers  0
Survivors  0
Date  10 March 1956
Operator  United States Air Force
Survivor  0
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Summary  Missing, status unknown
Similar  1956 Atlantic R6D‑1 di, 1956 Hawker Hunter m, 1956 Scottish Airlines M, Northwest Orient Airlines Fl, 1956 London Heathrow

The 1956 B-47 disappearance occurred on 10 March 1956 over the Mediterranean Sea.

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Flight

A Boeing B-47 Stratojet took off from MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, in the United States for a non-stop flight to Ben Guerir Air Base, Morocco and completed the first aerial refueling without incident.

After descending through solid cloud to begin the second refueling, at 14,000 feet (4,300 m), B-47E serial number 52-534, failed to make contact with its tanker.

The unarmed aircraft was carrying two capsules of nuclear weapons material in carrying cases; a nuclear detonation was not possible.

Aftermath

Despite an extensive search, no debris was ever found, and the crash site has never been located.

References

1956 B-47 disappearance Wikipedia


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