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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151521
Last updated: 29 October 2019
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Type:Republic F-105B-20-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:334th TFS, USAF (334th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force)
Registration: 57-5818
C/n / msn: B-55
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mauk, Georgia -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
Destination airport:Fort Benning, GA
Crashed and destroyed September 30 1960 at Mauk, Georgia, due to fire and loss of control. During a high speed run at Ft Benning, GA, in F-105B 57-5818, the pilot (Capt. J D Tindall) started a climb in front of the reviewing stand. He got a overheat and fire light, continued to climb, but gradually lost control of his aircraft. At 17,000 feet, he got into wild oscillations and with great difficulty finally managed to eject.

Thinking he was below 14,000 feet, he pulled the chute rip cord which caused 2 panels to rip out of his chute, but he ended up landed safely.


Revision history:

27-Dec-2012 00:00 ASN Archive Added
13-Feb-2013 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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