Incident Republic F-84B Thunderjet 45-59517, 29 Oct 1947
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Date:29-OCT-1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
Owner/operator:46th FS,14th FG, USAF (46th Fighter Squadron,14th FG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 45-59517
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muroc Field AAF, Kern County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)
Destination airport:Muroc AFB, Karn County, CA (EDW/KEDW)
Narrative:
Republic P-84B-1-RE Thunderjet 45-59517, 46th FS,14th FG, USAF: Written off October 29 1947 when crashed at Muroc Field AAF, Kern County, CA. Incident reported to be "Landing Accident due to Mechanical Failure" (either wheels up belly landing or undercarriage collapse on landing). Pilot Athol G McIntyre

Muroc Field Army Air Force was re-designated Muroc Air Force Base on 10 February 1948. In December 1949, Muroc AFB was renamed Edwards Air Force Base in honor of Captain Glen Edwards (1918–1948), who was killed a year earlier in the crash of the Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing

Note that some sources (such as the USAF Museum, link #5) list 45-59517 as a "YP-84A" pre=rpoduction airframe. However, this is probably incorrect: the YP-84A pre-production airframes were 45-59482 to 45-59496, with P-84B production airframes starting at 45-59497.

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=74188
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1947/4710.html
5. https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Photos/igphoto/2000652074/ [photo]
6. https://airforcehistoryindex.org/data/000/077/913.xml
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Operations_Group#Cold_War
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwards_Air_Force_Base#History

Location

Media:

Republic (YP-84A) P-84B-3-RE Thunderjet (sn 45-59517), redesignated F-84B Republic P-84B-1-RE Thunderjet 45-59517, 46th FS,14th FG, USAF (USAF Museum Photo - Public Domain)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
24-Jan-2023 22:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]
24-Jan-2023 22:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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