Airplane Crash - Near Albuquerque, New Mexico 05/06/1951

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Albuquerque, New Mexico


Date05/06/1951
Time12:30
LocationNear Albuquerque, New Mexico
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeConvair B-36D
Registration49-2660
Aboard25
Fatalities23
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed while attempting to land at Kirkland AFB in gusty winds. The pilot appeared to have difficulty keeping the wings level. The plane crossed the threshold left of the center line. When the pilot corrected, the right starboard jet pod and No. 6 propeller struck the runway. The pilot attempted a go-around with the No.6 engine afire but crashed to earth bursting into flames.

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