The last remaining XB-51 aircraft crashes and burns while taking off at El Paso International Airport, near Biggs AFB,Texas
El Paso Texas USA Date:1956, March 25 Duration:22 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The sole remaining (of 2) Martin XB-51 Bomber aircraft, stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, taxis and takes off at El Paso International Airport. Moments after breaking ground on takeoff, this first prototype, number 46-0685, settles back onto the runway and crashes in fire and smoke. Flight engineer, S/Sgt. Wilbur R. Savage, of Rte. 3, Dawsonville, Georgia is killed in the crash and Maj. James O. Rudolph, pilot, succumbed to his injuries the next month.
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