Quonset Point, R. I. – April 3, 1947

Quonset Point Naval Air Station – April 3, 1947 


U. S. Navy F7F Tigercat

     On April 3, 1947, an F7F-1N Tigercat aircraft, (Bu. No. 60282), was in the process of taking off from the Quonset Point Naval Air Station for a training flight when the aircraft lost power as it was rolling down the runway.  The pilot attempted to abort the take off by reducing throttle and applying the brakes.  Due to the speed the aircraft was moving, the brakes burned out and the tires blew and the aircraft left the runway and nosed over.  The pilot was not injured. 

     Source: U. S. Navy accident report dated April 3, 1947

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