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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153275
Last updated: 4 January 2020
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Date:16-DEC-1955
Time:
Type:Republic YF-105A-1-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:Republic Aircraft Inc
Registration: 54-0098
C/n / msn: A-1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edwards AFB (EDW/KEDW) Kern County, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA (EDW/KEDW)
Destination airport:Edwards AFB, CA (EDW/KEDW)
Narrative:
The first prototype YF-105A (of the two built) first flew on October 22 1955. 54-0098 was destroyed when it crash landed at Edwards AFB on December 16,1955. The right main gear was torn off at 530 knots. The aircraft belly landed hard which broke the back of the fuselage. Pilot - Republic Aircraft Test Pilot Mr. Russell M "Rusty" Roth - was seriously injured, but survived.

Although the airframe was returned to the Republic Aircraft factory at Farmingdale, NY, it was deemed too costly to repair

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1954.html
http://www.burrusspta.org/833_all.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1955%E2%80%931959)
http://web.archive.org/web/20170808084817/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F_105/f_105.htm

Republic YF-105A (SN 54-0098, the first of two prototypes) 060831-F-1234S-039

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2013 14:10 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Feb-2013 17:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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