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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151524
Last updated: 24 November 2019
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Type:Republic F-105B-15-RE Thunderchiefh
Owner/operator:335th TFS, USAF (335th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force)
Registration: 57-5800
C/n / msn: B-35
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
Crashed and destroyed June 12 1961 on approach to Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio. Pilot Capt Robert L. Straub, number 2 in a flight of F-105's, pitched out behind his leader for a landing and called that he did not have the lead aircraft in sight. Lead aircraft gave his position and thought that Straub acknowledged it.

Lead aircraft landed normally, and as he turned off the runway, Straub, in F-105B 57-5800, with no radio calls, impacted the ground 2,388 yards short of the runway and was killed.


Revision history:

27-Dec-2012 00:00 ASN Archive Added
14-Feb-2013 13:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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