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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138606
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:09-MAR-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American T-28A Trojan
Owner/operator:North American Aviation Inc
Registration: 49-1497
MSN: 159-9
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Los Angeles International Airport, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX/KLAX), CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed; undercarriage failure caused belly landing at Los Angeles International airport, California, USA (LAX) whilst on pre-delivery test flight. Aircraft damaged beyond repair.

Pilot was the famous Test Pilot Jean L "Skip" Ziegler, who escaped uninjured. (Ziegler was killed test flying the Bell X-3 prototype in 1953)

Struck off charge by USAF on 27 April 1950. Aircraft's record card has hand written note on it "destroyed in crash". Crash site recorded as "Mines Field, California", but this name was the former (until 1941) name for what is now Los Angeles International Airport

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1950s/1950Mar.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20130618160753/http://www.accident-report.com:80/Serials/1949a.htm
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.logbookmag.com/databases/articles.asp?ID=90&CatID=43]
http://web.archive.org/web/20150919063647/http://www.accident-report.com:80/world/namerica/slist/mines.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2011 12:00 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Oct-2011 15:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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