Accident Martin B-10BM 34-83, Sunday 1 March 1942
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Date:Sunday 1 March 1942
Type:Martin B-10BM
Owner/operator:Tow Target Detachment USAAF
Registration: 34-83
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Grenier Field, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Grenier Field AAF, NH
Destination airport:Grenier Field AAF
On 1 March 1942, the B-10M 34-83, assigned to the Tow Target Detachment, was making a normal landing at Grenier Field during which the landing gear collapsed causing damage to the propellers and fuselage. None of the five crewmen aboard were injured but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair (or at least damaged enough that repairing this old aircraft was not worth it, and so classified as destroyed).

The crew included:
Maj Crawfor H. Hollidge (National Guard- Federalized)
S/Sgt W. P. Sargent
Sgt W. P. Kenly
Sgt E. L. Rajotte
Pvt E. E. Rich

It was noted by the accident investigation committee that the suspected cause was faulty brakes, and that other B-10’s in other Tow Target Detachments had suffered similar accidents.


Revision history:

02-Mar-2018 12:07 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2020 18:50 DB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
13-Sep-2023 11:27 Ron Averes Updated

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