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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245057
Last updated: 13 April 2021
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Date:10-JAN-1956
Time:
Type:McDonnell RF-101A Voodoo
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 53-2443
C/n / msn: 28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eglin AFB, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, Florida
Destination airport:Eglin AFB, Florida
Narrative:
Maj. Lonnie R Moore, a senior test pilot with the Air Force Operational Test Center / 3243rd TG at Eglin AFB was killed when his Voodoo crashed on take-off. The Korean War double ace was on his first Voodoo flight when the RF-101A pitched up, stalled, rolled to the right inverted and exploded as it hit the ground within the confines of the air base.

Sources:

Voodoo Warriors, The Story of the McDonnell Voodoo Fast Jets (Pg 18)
Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War (Pg 400)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_R._Moore
http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-101.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_accidents_at_Eglin_Air_Force_Base
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3036398/lonnie-raymond-moore


Revision history:

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