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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30459
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Time:~1500 LT
Type:Chance Vought F4U-4
Owner/operator:Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Registration: N712RD
C/n / msn: 9434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wittman Regional Airport
Destination airport:
The Corsair was taking off at the opening of the 1999 EAA AirVenture.
It collided on the runway with Grumman F8F-1 Bearcat N14HP, which was substantially damaged.
An enquiry held both pilots to be partly responsible for the accident.
The Corsair pilot, Laird Doctor, suffered severe injuries. Howard Purdue in the Bearcat was unhurt.
N712RD, ex-USN Bu.No.97280, was used in a rebuilding project along with the remains of two other Corsairs and flew again.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Jul-2010 11:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Damage, Narrative]
13-Jul-2010 11:11 angels one five Updated [Time, Source]
15-Jul-2010 01:09 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
01-Jul-2017 14:53 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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