Date & Time: Nov 14, 1950 at 1215 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Landing (descent or approach)
Kadena - Kadena
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew left Kadena AFB, Okinawa, on a bombing mission at the border between China and North Korea, to destroy bridges over the Yalu River. En route, the aircraft was attacked by the pilot (Maj G. I. Kharkovskii) of a Soviet Air Force MiG-15. The crew was able to leave the area but was forced to divert to Seoul-Kimpo Airport for an emergency landing. On touchdown, the heavy bomber went out of control, veered off runway and collided with several parked aircraft. All 12 crew members were evacuated, three of them were injured. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Attacked by the pilot of a Soviet Air Force fighter.