Accident McDonnell RF-101A Voodoo 53-2443,
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 1956
Type:McDonnell RF-101A Voodoo
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 53-2443
MSN: 28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Eglin AFB, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, Florida
Destination airport:Eglin AFB, Florida
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Maj. Lonnie R Moore, a senior test pilot with the Air Force Operational Test Center / 3243rd TG at Eglin AFB was killed when his Voodoo crashed on take-off. The Korean War double ace was on his first Voodoo flight when the RF-101A pitched up, stalled, rolled to the right inverted and exploded as it hit the ground within the confines of the air base.


Lakeland Ledger 10 January 1956, p1

Revision history:

20-Nov-2020 06:49 Cosmo Added
09-Apr-2022 13:42 TB Updated [Location, Phase, Source]

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