Mid-air collision Accident Vought F8U-2 Crusader 145437, Tuesday 12 January 1960
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Date:Tuesday 12 January 1960
Time:
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
MSN:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Cecil Field, FL
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed after collision at 30,000 feet. Pilot Lt (jg) Jessie J. Smith ejected. The other pilot found dead in the cockpit.

Sources:

Civil airworthiness
The Evening Independent 12 JAN 1960, p1

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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