Friday 8th February 1974
B-52G 58‑0174  
744th Bombardment Squadron
456 Bombardment Wing
Beale AFB,
Northern California
Routine nighttime training mission. Multiple engine failure veered off the runway on take‑off, overturned and and caught fire. The plane had been in for repairs and it was reported that the valve had been inspected. But the behaviour of the plane in turning and crashing was not inconsistent with a fuel valve failure shutting off fuel to one wing of the plane.


Major Toney Val Peter

Goodland, KS