Incident Republic F-84B Thunderjet 46-591, 21 Jul 1948
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255275
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Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
Owner/operator:79th FS, 20th FG, USAF (79th Fighter Squadron, 20th FG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 46-591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shaw AFB, 8 miles WNW of Sumter, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Shaw AFB, Sumter, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Destination airport:Shaw AFB, Sumter, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Republic F-84B-26RE Thunderjet 46-591, 79th FS, 20th FG, USAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) July 21 1948 when crashed near Shaw AFB, 8 miles West North-West of Sumter, South Carolina due to engine failure. Accident reported as an in-flight engine fire. Pilot Edmund B Edwards

The 20th Fighter Group was first equipped with North American P-51D, then in February 1948 became the first unit to fly the Republic F-84C Thunderjet. The group was composed of the 55th, 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons. The F-84s began arriving in February 1948 and ran through May when the full complement was received. Nine were lost in accidents before the remainder were returned to Republic Aircraft in May 1949 in exchange for F-84D models.




Revision history:

02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
25-Jan-2023 22:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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