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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89767
Last updated: 7 April 2019
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Date:24-JAN-1951
Time:12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Republic F-84E-1RE Thunderjet
Owner/operator:USAF 31st FTR-ESCORT 308th FE SQ
Registration: 49-2105
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rear gardens of 10 & 11 Nash Lane, Margate, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Manston (EGMH)
Destination airport:RAF Manston (EGMH)
Narrative:
Routine gunnery camera mission at 15,000 feet. Another flight observed aircraft pull up abruptly, roll over and start a series of 3 split S maneuvers until ground impact. No radio contact with pilot, Lt Cmdr William David Biggers, who made no attempt to abandon the aircraft.

Sources:

1. I lived at #11 Nash Lane and just got indoors before the crash, having heeded my Mother's call to come down from the pear tree, from where I had been watching the aircraft and to go indoors for lunch. I argued because I could hear this plane and wanted to see it. I just got indoors when it crashed and my pear tree went 11 gardens away. Largest debris about a foot square.
2. I have bought copy of accident report RE-1 642 from AAIR www.aviationarchaeology.com


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2011 05:56 Chris Added
26-Aug-2011 05:52 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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