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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173586
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:07-SEP-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed T-33
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 53-4889
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stewart AFB, Newburgh, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:KSWF
Destination airport:KSWF
Narrative:
Aircraft was assigned to the 329 FG and took off from Stewart AFB, NY on a local training sortie. Aircraft developed an engine problem on takeoff and advised the tower that they were returning to the field. On an emergency approach to runway 09 the aircraft crashed and exploded on short final. Both crewmembers were Instructors at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY, and both were killed on impact. Pilot- Capt. Eugene C. Etz. Passenger/copilot- Capt.John Hall.

Sources:

Article by the Association of Graduates, USMA, West Point, cross referenced with incident date and location.


Revision history:

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