Mid-air collision Accident Vought F8U-2 Crusader 145437, Tuesday 12 January 1960
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic F8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vought F8U-2 Crusader
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 145437
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:14 miles south of Cecil Field, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:NAS Cecil Field, FL
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed after collision at 30,000 feet. Pilot Lt (jg) Jessie J. Smith ejected. The other pilot found dead in the cockpit.


Civil airworthiness
The Evening Independent 12 JAN 1960, p1

Revision history:

28-Oct-2018 11:32 J155 Added
26-Feb-2022 21:31 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jul-2024 13:05 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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