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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240846
Last updated: 14 February 2021
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Date:04-JAN-1951
Time:c. 13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American T-6D Texan
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 42-85556
C/n / msn: 88-17337
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 mi SW of Caldwell, TX -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Randolph AFB, TX (10:20)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
French student pilot took off without permission and comitted suicit. He crashed into wooded pasture when fuel was exhausted.

Sources:

The Victoria Advocat 5 January 1951, p1
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1950s/1951Jan.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Sep-2020 15:51 TB Added
20-Jan-2021 03:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2021 15:38 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
14-Feb-2021 08:13 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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