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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 109147
 
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Date:01-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Martin B-10BM
Owner/operator:Tow Target Detachment USAAF
Registration: 34-83
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grenier Field Air Force Base, New Hampshire -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Grenier Field AAF, NH
Destination airport:Grenier Field AAF
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 1 March 1942, the B-10M 34-83, assigned to the Tow Target Detachment, was making a normal landing at Grenier Field during which the landing gear collapsed causing damage to the propellers and fuselage. None of the five crewmen aboard were injured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair (or at least damaged enough that repairing this old aircraft was not worth it, and so classified as destroyed).

The crew included:
Maj Crawfor H. Hollidge (National Guard- Federalized)
S/Sgt W. P. Sargent
Sgt W. P. Kenly
Sgt E. L. Rajotte
Pvt E. E. Rich

It was noted by the accident investigation committee that the suspected cause was faulty brakes, and that other B-10ís in other Tow Target Detachments had suffered similar accidents.

Sources:

https://www.newenglandaviationhistory.com/grenier-field-n-h-march-1-1942/
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Mar1942.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grenier_Air_Force_Base
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=42.932500&lon=-71.435556&z=14&m=b


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2018 12:07 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 18:50 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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