Accident North American F-86F Sabre 62-7494, Wednesday 9 January 1957
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Date:Wednesday 9 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
North American F-86F Sabre
Registration: 62-7494
MSN: 227-106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Hamamatsu -   Japan
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Two F-86F jets (62-7494 and 62-7515) collided over the city of Hamamatsu. The pilot of one of the aircraft ejected, but was killed when his parachute did not open. The aircraft crashed into the sea. The other aircraft crashed into the mouth of the Tenryuugawa River, Shizuoka Prefecture.
The fate of the second pilot is unknown*
** General Hachiro Setoyama (Seyama) ejected with injuries.


Scramble 352*
Diário de Lisboa 9 January 1957, p16 **
The Straits Times 14 January 1957, p7

Revision history:

12-Sep-2009 11:40 harro Added
02-Jul-2017 15:29 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2021 14:21 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Narrative]
05-Aug-2021 07:38 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]

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