Charlestown, R. I. – August 30, 1949

Charlestown, Rhode Island – August 30, 1949


F8F Bearcat
U. S. Navy Photo

     On August 30, 1949, a navy F8F-1 Bearcat, (Bu. No. 121560), was making practice touch-and-go landings at the Charlestown Naval Auxiliary Air Field.  During the training exercise, the right landing gear collapsed upon touchdown, and the right wing, belly, and fuselage were damaged, but the pilot was not hurt. 


     U. S. Navy accident report dated August 30, 1949.


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