ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82198
Last updated: 24 July 2014
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Date:23-JUN-1948
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic HCAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 79445
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Detroit, MI -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Collided in midair with F4U-4 BuNo 96790 over lower east side of Detroit . Both pilots killed. It appears that both pilots could have bailed out but stayed with their planes to try and avoid damage to people and houses on the ground.

Sources:
http://www.joebaugher.com/navy_serials/navyserials.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
23-Apr-2014 09:46 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country]
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