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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151515
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Date:15-MAY-1958
Time:
Type:Republic F-105B-1-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 54-0101
C/n / msn: B-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Eglin AFB, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, FL
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Suffered an explosion and fire during a training mission. During an aerial demonstration the pilot, Capt. Howard Westley Leaf, heard a muffled explosion, and then experienced limited flight controls. He ejected at 300 feet and at 500 Knots IAS. He was beat up flailing in the chute, but survived. This was the first F-105 ejection.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1954.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_accidents_at_Eglin_Air_Force_Base#1960s
http://www.burrusspta.org/833_all.pdf
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/BradicSrecko/10955L.jpg
http://www.yolo.net/~jeaton/century/105/40105.htm
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1959/1959


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Feb-2013 01:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Mar-2015 17:50 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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