This Day in Aviation History
March 14th, 1961
B-52 crashes near Yuba City, California.
On 14 March 1961 an aircraft accident occurred near Yuba City, California. A United States Air Force B-52F-70-BW Stratofortress bomber, AF Serial No. 57-0166, c/n 464155, carrying two nuclear weapons departed from Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento. According to the official USAF report, the aircraft experienced an uncontrolled decompression that required it to descend to 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in order to lower the cabin altitude…..
Wikipedia, 1961 Yuba City B-52 crash:
For a much more detailed explanation, please watch this video:
YouTube, Boeing B-52F Stratofortress – “Fuel Starvation & Bail-Out” – 3/14/61:
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