Incident Republic YF-84A 45-59484, 12 Sep 1947
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Date:12-SEP-1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic YF-84A
Owner/operator:4000th AAFBU Flight Test Division, USAF (4000th AAFBU Flight Test Division, United States Air Force)
Registration: 45-59484
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (FFO/KFFO)
Destination airport:Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio (FFO/KFFO)
Narrative:
Republic YF-84A-5-RE Thunderjet 45-59484, 4000th AAFBU Flight Test Division, USAF: One of the 15 pre-production airframes. Written off (damaged beyond repair) September 12 1947 when crashed while landing at Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Accident reported as "Landing Accident due to Mechanical Failure" (which implies a belly landing due to undercarriage collapse on touchdown). Pilot Captain Darnell, USAF

After the USAF was created in September 1947, Morris' base headquarters was re-designated Headquarters, Air Force Technical Base, on 15 December 1947. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was re-designated from the Air Force Technical Base on 13 January 1948

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=106637
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4709.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright-Patterson_Air_Force_Base#History

Location

Media:

The Aviation Photo Company: F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak (Republic) &emdash; USAF Republic XF-84 Thunderjet 45-59484

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2023 23:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
27-Jan-2023 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]

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