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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138618
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American T-28A
Owner/operator:3525th PTWg USAF (3525th PTWg United States Air Force)
Registration: 51-7524
MSN: 174-377
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chandler, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Williams AFB, Arizona
Destination airport:
On 6 March 1953, while assigned to the 3525th Pilot Training Wing, Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, this T-28A was involved in a mid-air collision with another T-28A (51-7545) of the same unit.

The student bailed out without injury, however the aircraft was destroyed. Aircraft reportedly came down at Chandler, Arizona, some 27 miles east of Williams AFB. The pilot who bailed out was named as Jay B Ledbetter Jr

The other T-28A involved (51-7545) made a successful emergency landing at Williams AFB. As it was only slightly damaged, it was repaired and returned to service (and is still in existence with the civilian registration N14113)


[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:] (history of N14113, ex 51-7545, the other aircraft involved in this collision)

Revision history:

20-Sep-2011 15:55 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2015 06:29 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Feb-2020 12:53 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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