Mid-air collision Accident North American F-100D Super Sabre 55-3779 ?, Thursday 9 January 1969
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Date:Thursday 9 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic SSAB model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American F-100D Super Sabre
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 55-3779 ?
MSN: 223-461 ?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:60 mi N of Nellis AFB, NV -   United States of America
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, NV
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mid air collision with second F-100D near Thunderbird Dry Lake during aerobatic training. Thunderbird pilot Maj Jack Thurman (31) crashed and was killed. Pilot Michael Miller (31) landed his damaged F-100D safely.

Note: Thurman was in 55-3779 and Miller in 55-3791 but this is not confirmed by any source !


The Victoria Advocat 10 JAN 1969, p11A

Revision history:

04-May-2018 17:21 j155 Added
22-May-2018 08:15 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn, Operator]
25-Jan-2022 12:56 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2024 14:19 Anon. Updated

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