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F-105 crash at Moron AB 1963
B-58 Hustler Accident at Morón AB - See info below
Records of the 305th Bombardment Wing (Bunker Hill AFB, IN) state that one of their aircraft ran off runway 21 at Morón AB on June 12, 1964. After repairs it was able to return home to Bunker Hill on June 23, 1964. Fred Madden was there and remembers one of the B-58s parked in the hangar with the nose sticking out. Before it departed, someone painted on its nose in red letters, "MORON STUMP JUMPER." A narrative about this incident from Jack Williams, USAF, was found on Flickr:
“Original image found on the Internet – photographer unknown.
Shortly after I arrived and assumed the position of NCOIC NavAids at Moron AB, I was told the following story:
Several months before my arrival at Moron a Navigational Aids maintenance man was at the Localizer site (located at the end of the runway) when the ‘Crash’ bell sounded. He looked outside to see if he had to evacuate the site. He watched a B-58 bomber landing from the other end of the runway and he noticed it getting closer and closer, and it didn’t appear to be slowing down. When it was obvious it would continue beyond the end of the runway hard surface, he turned to his right and began running away from the plane. It was at this time the pilot had decided to steer the plane to his left in order to avoid hitting the Localizer antenna system and the small equipment shelter slightly left of the antennas. Upon seeing the Airman running to get out of the way, the pilot decided to continue the bomber straight off the end of the runway to avoid hitting the maintenance man. Meanwhile the Airman had run down a gully, back up the other side and jumped over the perimeter fence. The pilot steered the B-58 fuselage between the shelter and the antenna. This path did minimal damage to the antenna while knocking the ‘obstruction light’ off the top of the equipment shelter. The plane continued on a flat surface for several hundred yards before coming to a stop.
From the cockpit view, the land to the left of the Localizer shelter appeared flat, as the crew was not able to see the gully. Had the pilot taken this path it would have done major damage to the plane and possible injuries to the crew. The triangular shaped metal seen on the bottom right of this photo appears to be the remains of the ‘Modifier Antenna’ knocked down by one of the starboard engines. The modifier antenna provides a back course for the ILS system. It’s strange the way things sometimes work out for the best.”