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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226272
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Date:02-AUG-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed T-33A
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake St Clair, MI -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Selfridge AFB, MI
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft crashed into Lake Saint Clair shortly after take-off. The aircraft encountered a thunderstorm over the lake and went out of control.

Per the Lansing State Journal "bits of wreckage" were found by crash boats about "three miles out from the base".

Both victims were recovered 11 August 1955 per Port Huron Times Herald
CPT John R. Brownlow (Atlanta, GA)
CPT Carl H. Markley (Urbana, OH)

Sources:

Youngstown (OH) Vindicator 3 August 1955, p21
Lansing (MI) State Journal
Port Huron (MI) Times Herald


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2019 17:20 TB Added
17-Mar-2020 20:24 kolibriforensics Updated [Source, Narrative]

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