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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 128594
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Date:09-FEB-1978
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas A-26A Invader (B-26K)
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N99218
C/n / msn: 18796
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County,California, -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mojave Air and Space Port (KMHV), California, USA
Destination airport:Chino Airport (KCNO), San Bernardino County,California, USA
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed and was written off when on final approach into Chino Airport, after No.2 propeller went into reverse thrust. (BoAAA report NTSB Ident. LAX78FUG16), following a ferry flight from Mojave Air and Space Port.
The aircraft had been previously damaged when landing at Edwards AFB, California in November 1975, when the nose gear collapsed.
The aircraft was built for the USAF as A-26C Invader 43-22649, serving with the Ninth AF in England during WWII. It returned to the USA in 1945, serving as TA-26C/TB-26C with the ANG until it was remanufactured as B-26K and re-serialed 64-17657 in 1964, serving with the SOS out of Thailand during the Vietnam War where it was re-designated as A-26A. It was demobbed in 1972, joining the civil register as N62104 in July 1974 but was re-registered N99218 in December 1974.
The nose and cockpit sections were shipped to the UK in 1986 and are being restored for static display at the 'Wings WWII Remembrance Museum, Balcombe Village, West Sussex, England.

Sources:

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/usafserials.html
http://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=46821
https://www.goodall.com.au/warbirds-directory-v6/douglas.pdf
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-douglas-26a-invader-chino
https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-douglas-26a-invader-chino - Report AX78FUG16
https://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/RobinsonMark/5495.htm

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 Feb 1976 N99218 Private Edwards Air Force Base (KEDW), Lancaster, California sub


Images:

Photo of N99218 courtesy AirHistory.net


Mojave - Air and Space Port (KMHV / MHV)
21 September 1977; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)


'Wings WWII Remembrance Museum, Balcombe Village, West Sussex, England. - 8th June 2013


'Wings WWII Remembrance Museum, Balcombe Village, West Sussex, England. - 8th June 2013

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2012 06:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2019 08:15 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
01-May-2020 20:04 Peter Clarke Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo]
01-May-2020 20:06 Peter Clarke Updated [Photo]

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