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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151683
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic f105 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Republic JF-105F-1-RE Thunderchief
Owner/operator:Eglin AFB Test Sqn USAF (Eglin AFB Test Squadron United States Air Force)
Registration: 62-4412
MSN: F-1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Bay, 5 miles N of Tyndall AFB, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, Florida
Destination airport:Eglin AFB, Florida
On 17 January 1966 the two crew of an F-105F-1-RE Thunderchief, 62-4412, c/n F1, the first F-105F, of a test squadron based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, escaped injury when the engine of the fighter-bomber in which they were engaged in a photo-chase mission caught fire while on high final, forcing them to eject.

The airframe impacted into East Bay, 5 miles N of Tyndall AFB, Florida at 10:08 hours. Pilot Capt. James D. Clendenen and photographer S/Sgt. Jack G. Cain were recovered from the water by a Tyndall base helicopter.


Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Playground Daily News, "Two Escape Injury In F-105 Crash", Tuesday, 18 January 1966, Volume 19, Number 348, page 1.


Republic F-105F 060928-F-1234S-018

Revision history:

27-Dec-2012 00:00 ASN Archive Added
22-Feb-2013 12:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Mar-2015 12:19 Mihul3 Updated [Operator]

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