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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200534
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:13-MAY-1959
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic SSAB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Myrtle Beach, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Three Super Sabre jets contacted the sea while flying in formation at night during a ferry flight to Italy
The lead plane went down into the sea and the other two followed him in.

Sources:

Diário de Lisboa 14 May 1959, p12
Toledo Blade 13 May 1959, p1
Rodger May 17, 2020.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Oct-2017 12:43 TB Added
25-Oct-2017 20:54 TB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2020 06:43 Rodger Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-May-2020 06:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
18-May-2020 06:44 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]

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