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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 182514
Last updated: 28 August 2020
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Date:03-JAN-1966
Time:
Type:T-38 Talon
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Puget Sound off Point Jefferson -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Destination airport:Boeing Field, Seattle
Narrative:
Wreckage and an oil slick were found in Puget Sound off Point Jefferson; crash killed Major General Irving "Twig" Branch, commander of Edwards AFB.

Sources:

Eureka (California) Humboldt Standard 1/4/1966, p. 12 "General Branch Feared Lost in Plane Crash"
Kingsport (Tennessee) Times 1/4/1966, p. 3 "Gen. Irving L. Branch Killed in Plane Crash"
Burley (Idaho) Herald-Bulletin 1/5/1966, p. 2 "Burley Friends Still Hope for Gen. Branch's Safety"


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2015 12:07 JINX Added
16-Dec-2016 20:33 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Dec-2019 19:20 kolibriforensics Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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