Incident Republic F-84B Thunderjet 45-59572, 27 Feb 1948
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255270
 
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Date:27-FEB-1948
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
Owner/operator:48th FS, 14th FW, USAF (48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 45-59572
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dow AFB, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)
Destination airport:Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)
Narrative:
Republic F-84B-16-RE Thunderjet 45-59572, 48th FS, 14th FW, USAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) February 27 1948 when crashed while landing at Dow AFB, Bangor, Penobscot County, ME. Accident reported as "landing accident due to mechanical failure" (which implied either a belly landing with undercarriage 'up' - or undercarriage collapse on touchdown/landing run). Pilot Earle M Smith ,USAF

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=112717
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1948/4802.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangor_Air_National_Guard_Base

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
08-Jan-2023 01:45 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
25-Jan-2023 17:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
25-Jan-2023 17:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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