Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Boeing B-52B-25-BO Stratofortress at Castle AFB

Accident description

  • Jan 29, 1959
  • 53-0371
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Castle - Castle
  • 16850
  • 1953
  • Castle AFB, California
  • USA
  • North America
  • ?
  • 0
  • ?
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • During the takeoff roll, at high speed, the captain decided to abandon the takeoff procedure for unknown reason. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the B52 overran and came to rest in a field. There were no injuries but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.