Squantum NAS – July 29, 1949

Squantum Naval Air Station – July 29, 1949


TBM-3E Avenger
U. S. Navy Photo

     On July 29, 1949, a navy TBM-3E Avenger, (Bu. No. 86167), lost power immediately upon take off at the Squantum Naval Air Station.  The aircraft fell back onto the runway but there wasn’t enough distance left to stop.  The aircraft went off the end of the runway and into a saltwater marsh.  The pilot was not injured, and the two other crewmen aboard suffered minor injuries.  The aircraft was severely damaged and a recommendation was made to scrap it.

Source: U. S. Navy accident report dated July 29, 1949. 

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