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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121020
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Date:20-OCT-1944
Time:17:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed YP-80A Shooting Star
Owner/operator:Lockheed Aircraft
Registration: 44-83025
MSN: 080-1004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:One mile north of Burbank Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Burbank
Destination airport:
Narrative:
44-83025 was the third prototype YP-80A.
The aircraft crashed owing to a flame out at low altitude as the result of the failure of the main fuel pump.
The pilot, Lockheed Chief Engineering Test Pilot Milo Burcham, had not been told that an emergency back up pump had been installed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Wikipedia
JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2011 20:05 angels one five Added
09-Mar-2011 20:29 angels one five Updated [Date]
10-Mar-2011 01:03 angels one five Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Sep-2011 07:34 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
17-Sep-2013 01:07 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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