Date: September 08, 1958
Time: 1920
Location: Near Fairchild AFB, Washington
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force / U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Training
AC Type: Boeing B-52 / Boeing B-52
Registration: 56-661 / 56-681
cn / ln: 464033 / 464052
Aboard: 16   (passengers:0  crew:16)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:0  crew:13)
Ground: 0
Summary: In VFR conditions the two Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers approached the same runway at the same time. The two aircraft rammed into each other 900 feet above the ground and crashed. Eight out of 9 aboard 56-661 were killed. Five out of 7 aboard 56-681 were killed. Operator error, in that the pilots of both aircraft failed to maintain safe separation during VFR conditions.

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