Accident Vought Y8U-1C Crusader 147040, Tuesday 3 January 1961
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Date:Tuesday 3 January 1961
Time:
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
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:NAS Patuxent River, MD -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Patuxent River, MD/NATC
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

The Evening Star 4 JAN 1961, pB2
Scramble

Revision history:

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

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