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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162861
Last updated: 18 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre V (F-86F)
Registration: N275X
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:22
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sacramento Airport
Destination airport:Oakland Airport
The Sabre was returning to Oakland after attending the Golden West Aviation Show at Sacramento Airport.

On take off the jet failed to obtain flying speed owing to over-rotation, and ran off the end of the runway at speed. It crashed through a chain-link fence at the airport boundary, went across Freeport Boulevard crushing a parked car killing two persons, before crashing into an ice cream parlour and killing a further twenty, twelve of them children. Eight persons (including the pilot) suffered serious injuries.

The NTSB investigators found that pilot error and lack of familiarity with the aircraft type to be the main causes of the tragedy.


Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation A-72-219 issued 13 December 1972 by NTSB to
Safety recommendation A-72-220 issued 13 December 1972 by NTSB to
Safety recommendation A-72-221 issued 13 December 1972 by NTSB to
Safety recommendation A-72-222 issued 13 December 1972 by NTSB to
Safety recommendation A-72-223 issued 13 December 1972 by NTSB to

Revision history:

25-Dec-2013 01:40 angels one five Added
20-Jan-2017 15:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
29-Apr-2017 17:13 TB Updated [Operator, Source]
01-Feb-2019 15:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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