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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189007
Last updated: 16 November 2018
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Date:20-MAY-1958
Time:11:29
Type:Silhouette image of generic T33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Owner/operator:Air National Guard
Registration: 53-5966
C/n / msn: 580-9528
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:11
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6,4 km NE of Brunswick, MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Martin Airport, MD (MTN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Viscount N7410 was descending en route from Pittsburgh to Baltimore on an IFR flight plan, but in VFR conditions.
An Air National Guard Lockheed T-33 aircraft (35966) took off from Martin Airport at 11:07 for a VFR proficiency flight. Just before the collision the aircraft were observed in the area west of Brunswick flying parallel easterly courses with the T-33 some distance behind and to the left of the Viscount. The T-33 quickly overtook the Viscount and made a gentle right turn during which it struck the forward left side of the fuselage of the Viscount at 8000 feet. Both aircraft crashed, but one of the T-33 crewmembers ejected safely.
At the time of the collision the Viscount flew at an airspeed of 235 knots and the T-33 at 290 kts; giving a rate of closure of 195kts.

Sources:

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19580520-1


Revision history:

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