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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 112767
Last updated: 30 December 2020
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Time:12:19 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre
Owner/operator:93rd FISqn /81st FIGp USAF (93rd FISqn /81st FIGp United States Air Force)
Registration: 48-306
C/n / msn: 151-43675
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile east of Emmons, West Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Charleston AFB, West Virginia
Destination airport:Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
Two North American F-86A Sabre fighter jets attached to the 93rd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 81st Fighter-Interceptor Group, at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, crashed on March 22, 1950, in Emmons, West Virginia, just outside Charleston. They had landed in Charleston the previous day due to low fuel on a cross-country flight. After fuel was delivered from Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio, the pilots, Lt. Col. A. F. Reinhardt, 43, and Capt. George Evans, 28, took off this date in morning marginal weather with low clouds and rain.

A few minutes later, both aircraft nose-dived into the side yard of local landowner. Both pilots KWF. F-86A 48306, and F-86A 49-1019, took off in parallel from Kanawha Airport and had an apparent mid-air collision.


1. Charleston Gazette, March 23rd 1950
4. (Covers all USAF serials 1946-48)

Revision history:

04-Sep-2012 17:49 Daniel Nole Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 18:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 18:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities]
09-Apr-2020 19:07 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Operator]

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