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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161131
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:29-DEC-1958
Time:09:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SSAB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-100D Super Sabre
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 56-2985
MSN: 235-83
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kesgrave, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Caught fire shortly after take off. The abandoned aircraft, still on fire, struck a caravan dealer's garage at Kesgrave, 6 miles west of Woodbridge, Suffolk, almost vertically, killing a woman employee at the garage. One other person nearby was drenched in burning fuel, and died several days later of burns. Pilot Lt. Charles Prescott ejected safely.

Sources:

1. http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/oldstuff/kesgrave/kesgrave.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1956_2.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194129/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1958.htm
4. http://www.supersabre.com/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Oct-2013 18:13 TB Added
27-Oct-2013 05:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 05:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2015 20:42 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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