Date & Time: Apr 26, 1951 at 2340 LT
Type of aircraft:
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Landing (descent or approach)
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
During a night approach to Lajes Airport, Azores Islands, the four engine aircraft went out of control and crashed on an ammunition depot located near the runway threshold. Five crew members were rescued while 11 other occupants were killed.
It is reported that the loss of control was caused by an engine failure.