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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47456
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:26-FEB-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SSAB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-100A Super Sabre
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 53-1659
MSN: 192-154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pacific Ocean off the coast of Southern Californa -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Palmdale AFB, CA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Controls jammed at low‑level, Supersonic ejection. Pilot George F. Smith ejected at over Mach 1 at 35,000ft in vertical dive at over 700mp.h and survived - quite badly injured - returned to flying later

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194119/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1955.htm
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1953.html
http://www.whiteeagleaerospace.com/blog/2011/02/21/supersonic-nightmare/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
27-Oct-2012 04:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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