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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 114936
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Date:12-SEP-1945
Time:day
Type:Northrop XP-79B Flying Ram
Owner/operator:Northrop Aircraft Corporation
Registration: 43-52437
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muroc Flight Test Center -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Muroc
Destination airport:Muroc
Narrative:
On a test flight at 10,000 feet control was lost in a turn and the aircraft entered an irrecoverable spin.
After repeated attempts to regain control the pilot, Harry H.Crosby, baled out but was struck and incapacitated or killed by the wing of his aircraft, and fell with his parachute unopened.

Sources:

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
https://www.historynet.com/jack-northrops-xp-79b-jet-fighter-jan-96-aviation-history-feature.htm



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2019 08:06 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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