Quonset Point, R. I. – June 9, 1952

Quonset Point Naval Air Station – June 9, 1952 


F4U Corsair
US Navy Photo

     On June 9, 1952, an F4U-4 Corsair, (Bu. No. 81260), was taking off from the Quonset Point Naval Air Station for a training flight.  As it was leaving the ground, but while still over the runway, the engine failed and the aircraft crash-landed back onto the runway.  The aircraft was severely damaged, but the pilot was not injured.  

     Source: U. S. Navy accident report dated June 9, 1952

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