Incident Republic F-84B Thunderjet 45-59577, 22 Mar 1949
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255295
 
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Date:22-MAR-1949
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic f84 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Republic F-84B Thunderjet
Owner/operator:51st FS, 14th FG, USAF (51st Fighter Squadron, 14th FG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 45-59577
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles East of Ellsworth, Hancock County, ME -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Dow AFB, Bangor, Maine, USA (GBR/KBGR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Republic P-84B-16-RE Thunderjet, 45-59577, 51st FS, 14th FG, USAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) March 22 1949 when crashed 2 miles East of Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine. Accident attributed to engine failure ("forced landing due to engine failure - engine flameout and would not re-light"). Pilot was Frank Maurice Lopes, USAF (February 21, 1919 - March 18, 2002).

Sources:

1. http://forgottenjets.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/F-84.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1945.html
3. https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/rptAF55.asp?RecID=107259
4. http://www.accident-report.com/Yearly/1949/4903.html
5. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/legacy/obituary.aspx?n=frank-m-lopes&pid=364384
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellsworth,_Maine

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-May-2021 08:49 ASN archive Added
28-Jan-2023 19:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
28-Jan-2023 20:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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