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Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:09-DEC-1955
Time:c. 1705
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84f model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 52-6692
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sheffield, South Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Station Sculthorpe
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The F-84F ran low on fuel and the engine flamed out.

The pilot, Lt Roy G. Evans USAF, bailed out at 3,500 feet and landed uninjured near Hathersage, Derbyshire.

The plane came down some six miles away, crashing into Wards 1 and 2 North at the Lodge Moor Hospital on the outskirts of Sheffield.

The jet ploughed through the hospital and came to rest in flames in a quadrangle.

A woman patient was killed and 7 others slightly injured.

Sources:

http://www.chrishobbs.com/lodgemoor1955.htm
La Nacion 10 December 1955, p24


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Oct-2011 19:07 angels one five Added
30-Nov-2016 18:35 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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