Incident Republic YF-84A 45-59489, 17 Apr 1947
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Date:17-APR-1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic YF-84A
Owner/operator:Republic Aviation Inc
Registration: 45-59489
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Republic Field, East Farmingdale, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Republic Field, East Farmingdale, NY (FRG/KFRG)
Destination airport:Republic Field, East Farmingdale, NY (FRG/KFRG)
Narrative:
Republic YP-84A-5-RE Thunderjet 45-59589: One of the 15 pre-production airframes. Written off (damaged beyond repair) April 17 1947 when crashed while landing at Republic Field, East Farmingdale, NY on a test flight. Accident reported as "Landing accident due to mechanical failure" (which implies a belly landing to due undercarriage collapsing on touchdown). Pilot Carl A Hellinger

Sources:

1. http://www.forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-84.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1945.html
3. https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/rptAF55.asp?RecID=106201
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4704.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Airport#History

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2023 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
24-Jan-2023 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Jan-2023 20:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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