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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140175
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:20-MAR-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic f80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed XP-80A prototype
Owner/operator:4144th BU USAAF
Registration: 44-83021
MSN: 080-1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Highway 99, 6 miles SE of Rosamund, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Muroc AAF
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Catastrophic engine failure.
The aircraft's tail section was sliced off when a turbine blade failed in flight.
The pilot, Anthony W. LeVier baled out but suffered a severe back injury which kept him out of flying for six months.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_%281945%E2%80%931949%29
Lockheed Aircraft Since 1913 / Rene J. Francillon


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Dec-2011 19:53 angels one five Added
14-Dec-2012 12:14 harro Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2020 16:49 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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