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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47415
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:19-NOV-1956
Time:14:00
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 (United States Air Force - USAF)
Registration: 55-2770
MSN: 224-37
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 MI WEST OF HAMPTON, VA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:LANGLEY AFB, VA (LFI)
Destination airport:LANGLEY AFB, VA (LFI)
Narrative:
WHILE ROLLING TO THE RIGHT IN SIMULATED COMBAT MANOEUVRING @ 41,000 FEET, F-100 SNAPPED INVERTED THEN ENTERED AN UPRIGHT FLAT SPIN. ATTEMPTED RECOVERY WAS HAMPERED BY INITIAL RUDDER INPUT REMAINING VIRTUALLY FULL RIGHT DUE TO INTERFERENCE OF VERTICAL WIRE BUNDLE. SUCCESSIVE RECOVERY ATTEMPTS UNSUCCESSFUL AFTER TRYING FULL POWER AND IDLE THRUST AND CONSIDERED DEPLOYING DRAG CHUTE BUT DID NOT. USED EJECTION SEAT APPROXIMATELY 9000 FEET, EXPERIENCED LOWER LIP AND FACIAL CUTS FROM CHUTE HARNESS AND BROKEN RIGHT LEG NEAR ANKLE WHEN LANDING IN STRONG WIND. NORMAL RECOVERY AND RETURNED TO FLIGHT STATUS.

Sources:

MYSELF (PILOT)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2013 02:20 EUGENE N. BOLIN Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2013 18:47 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator]

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