Accident Grumman F11F-1 Tiger 141871,
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Date:Wednesday 6 January 1960
Time:
Type:Grumman F11F-1 Tiger
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 141871
MSN: 188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near NAS Key West, FL -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
(1) Mid-air collision during Echelon Roll in a formation flying practice. Blue Angels pilot Lt Donald Ronald "Bob" McKee killed. Crashed in 60 feet of water off the Dry Tortugas.

Note: (2) date of dead given as 6 DEC 60

Sources:

(1) https://www.geocities.ws/blue-angels-history/accident%20history.html (12 JUN 60)
(2) https://de.findagrave.com/memorial/82886791/donald-robert-mckee (6 DEC 60)
(3) Scramble (6 JAN 60)
(4) Lakeland Ledger 7 January 1960, p8

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2022 09:01 TB Added
04-Jan-2022 09:40 TB Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Source]
04-Jan-2022 15:46 TB Updated [Location]
24-May-2022 15:31 TB Updated [Date, Source, Narrative]
17-Jul-2023 20:43 Nepa Updated [[Date, Source, Narrative]]
30-Jul-2023 13:53 TB Updated [[[Date, Source, Narrative]]]

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