B52 steep turn and crash on Fairchild Air Force Base in USA
On the 24th of June 1994, Czar 52, a B-52H assigned to the 325th Bomb Squadron, 92d Bomb Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base,
WA, was practicing maneuvers for an upcoming airshow. The aircrew had planned and briefed a profile, through the Wing
Commander level, that grossly exceeded aircraft and regulatory limitations.
Upon preparing to land at the end of the practice airshow profile, the crew was required to execute a "go-around" or missed
approach because of another aircraft on the runway. At mid-field, Czar 52 began a tight 360 degree left turn around the
control tower at only 250 feet altitude above ground level (AGL). Approximately three quarters of the way through the turn,
the aircraft banked past 90 degrees, stalled, clipped a power line with the left wing and crashed. There were no survivors
out of a crew of four field grade officers.