Accident Vought Y8U-1C Crusader 147040, Tuesday 3 January 1961
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Date:Tuesday 3 January 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic F8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vought Y8U-1C Crusader
Owner/operator:United States Navy (USN)
Registration: 147040
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:NAS Patuxent River, MD -   United States of America
Departure airport:NAS Patuxent River, MD/NATC
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed. Navy test pilot Lt Cmdr William Francis Whalen, Jr (36) died when parachute did not open and fell onto a taxi way. Aircraft crashed offshore from Cedar Point.


The Evening Star 4 JAN 1961, pB2

Revision history:

25-Feb-2022 09:09 TB Added
25-Feb-2022 14:45 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source, Narrative, ]

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