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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203657
Last updated: 3 October 2020
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Date:21-JUL-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre 5 (F-86)
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 23099
C/n / msn: 899
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Faulquemont -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RCAF 2(F) Wing, Grostenquin, France
Destination airport:RCAF 2(F) Wing, Grostenquin, France
Narrative:
Four Sabres from 416 Sqn based at RCAF 2(F) Wing, Grostenquin, France, were returning from a training exercise in box formation. No. 3 had flown the training mission smoothly, but was now flying somewhat erratically. They performed a fly-by over a railway station at Faulquemont, when suddenly, No. 3 (23099) collided with No. 1 (23154). The pilot of No. 3 was killed instantly. The pilot in No. 1 aircraft also died in the collision as his aircraft exploded. The No. 4 aircraft, 23130, flying in the box was severely damaged as it flew through the explosion. The pilot made a forced landing in a field and survived. The No. 2 aircraft was also damaged by debris but made it to base for a safe landing.

Sources:

The Canadair Sabre; Larry Milberry (Pg 124/125 & 363)
Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 22 July 1955, p6
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97962481


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2018 12:18 TB Added
26-Mar-2018 18:03 TB Updated [Location]
03-Oct-2020 05:59 Cosmo Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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