- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 05, 1950
Time: 22:00
Location: Near Fairfield, California
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Boeing B-29MR
Registration: 46-87651
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 20   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Fatalities: 12   (passengers:?  crew:?)
Ground: 7
Summary: The No. 2 propeller began to overspeed during the takeoff. This was followed by overspeeding of the No. 3 propeller. The No. 3 propeller was successfully feathered but then the landing gear would not retract. The aircraft was unable to gain altitude and the pilot slid the aircraft to the left to avoid a trailer park at the end of the runway. The aircraft stalled, fell to the ground and broke-up. Killed in the accident was Brigadier General Robert E. Travis. The installation was later renamed Travis Air Force Base in his honor.
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