Accident Vought F4U-1 Corsair 2356, Wednesday 28 April 1943
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Date:Wednesday 28 April 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vought F4U-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:VF-17 US Navy
Registration: 2356
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near NAAS Manteo, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:NAAS Manteo, North Carolina
Destination airport:NAAS Manteo
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Stall/spin accident.
This F4U-1 Corsair had just taken off from the Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Manteo when the engine failed.
The pilot attempted to land back on the airfield, but the aircraft stalled in the 180-degree turn and spun in, exploding in a fireball near the end of the runway.

Ensign Samuel Wallace CARLTON, USNR, was killed in the accident.

'The Jolly Rogers' by Tom Blackburn with Eric Hammel, pub. by Zenith Press.

Revision history:

19-Apr-2021 18:05 ASN archive Added [, ]
24-Aug-2021 06:18 angels one five Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2021 06:36 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
20-Apr-2024 09:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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