Accident North American P-51 Mustang , Friday 14 January 1949
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Date:Friday 14 January 1949
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American P-51 Mustang
Owner/operator:95th (F) Sqn USAF
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:New Boston Bombing Range -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Grenier Field in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On Jan. 14, 1949, the plane was on a training dive-bomb mission, when the left flipper door of his P-51 Mustang came open and was ripped off, closely followed by the entire wing. The pilot was killed on impact as the plane crashed into a hillside just south of the target.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130216222000/http://www.schriever.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123332730

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jan-2013 13:18 gerard57 Added
15-Jun-2013 06:57 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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