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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151528
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:22-SEP-1961
Time:
Type:Republic F-105B-20-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:334th TFS, 4th TFW, USAF (334th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 57-5825
C/n / msn: B-62
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Indian Springs, Clark County, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed near Indian Springs, Nevada due to control malfunction, on a low-level sortie from Nellis AFB, Nevada on October 27 1961. Per eyewitness report from the pilot involved, Capt. John H Regan:

"I flew the thud for some 6 1/2 years. I was not in 'Nam as I left the Air Force to go with Eastern Airlines. I was at Seymour Johnson and flew the Thud for the first time in November, 1959. My last flight was in May, 1966. I was the pilot flying 57-5825 in September 1961, and ejected just north of Indian Springs, NV. It was a low altitude, high speed ejection that broke my back. Attitude of the aircraft changed, but the sink rate remained the same. In other words, it was suggested to not try a dead stick landing! I enjoyed flying the Thud, but was glad to get out of the F-105B's.

John Regan, Former Capt., USAF Fayetteville, GA"

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1957.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20170808084817/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F_105/f_105.htm
http://www.burrusspta.org/833_all.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2012 00:00 ASN Archive Added
14-Feb-2013 17:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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