ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30459
Last updated: 29 August 2014
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Date:29-JUL-1999
Time:~1500 CDT.
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:Runway, Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Oshkosh.
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:
http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X19172&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]
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