ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34530
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:17-DEC-1945
Time:1235 LT
Type:Lockheed P-38L Lightning
Owner/operator:318 Wing, 444 Base Unit, USAAF
Registration: 44-24492
C/n / msn: 422-5496
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Langford Lake, 25 miles NNE Daggett AAF, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Daggett AAF
Destination airport:Daggett AAF
Narrative:
1st Lieutenant Kenneth R. Frost, an instructor, was leading a flight of four P-38 Lightnings in a rocket firing exercise on the Langford Lake Rocket Range.
He made a dummy run at the target on the dry lake bed and was warned by radio from the ground that his pull out from the dive was too low.
He made a second run, and on the pull out his aircraft stalled at high speed. Its left wing tip struck the desert causing the P-38 to cartwheel and disintegrate in flames.
1st Lieutenant Frost died in the crash.


Sources:
www.aviationarcheology.com/P38tdy.htm
- JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 06:25 angels one five Added
07-Jan-2012 03:42 Uli Elch Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2012 16:51 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2013 12:19 Uli Elch Updated [Location]
24-Dec-2013 22:05 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature, Narrative]
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