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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89767
Last updated: 4 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Republic F-84E-1RE Thunderjet
Owner/operator:31st FTR-ESCORT 308th FESqn USAF (31st FTR-ESCORT 308th FESqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 49-2105
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rear gardens of 10 & 11 Nash Lane, Margate, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Manston, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Manston (EGMH)
Routine gunnery camera mission at 15,000 feet. Another flight observed aircraft pull up abruptly, roll over and start a series of 3 split S maneuvers until ground impact. No radio contact with pilot, Lt Cmdr William David Biggers, who made no attempt to abandon the aircraft.


1. I lived at #11 Nash Lane and just got indoors before the crash, having heeded my Mother's call to come down from the pear tree, from where I had been watching the aircraft and to go indoors for lunch. I argued because I could hear this plane and wanted to see it. I just got indoors when it crashed and my pear tree went 11 gardens away. Largest debris about a foot square.
2. I have bought copy of accident report RE-1 642 from AAIR

Revision history:

01-Feb-2011 05:56 Chris Added
26-Aug-2011 05:52 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Mar-2020 16:07 DG333 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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