Inside Our eCollections: B-47 Bomber Crash Video

This feature of our Butler Banner invites readers to click their way into our many and varied digital resources.

Featured this time is a three-minute video that came to the CALS Butler Center as part of our Home Movies Collection.

The film footage (now digitized) very likely shows the wreckage following the crash of a B-47 bomber that had taken off on the morning of March 31, 1960, from the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville and crashed soon after in the Hillcrest and Pulaski Heights areas of Little Rock. Three crewmen and two civilians were killed in the crash.

Read more about the crash in the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas here.

View the video footage of the wreckage here.






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