Quonset Point, R. I. – July 27, 1949

Quonset Point, Rhode Island – July 27, 1949


F8F Bearcat
U. S. Navy Photo

     On July 27, 1949, an F8F-1 Bearcat, (Bu. No. 95089), crashed on take off from the Quonset Point Naval Air Station.  The aircraft struck a small shed, then a wall beyond it, and then cartwheeled into Narragansett Bay where it came to rest in six feet of water.  The pilot was rescued. 

     The pilot was assigned to VF-71.


     U. S. Navy accident report dated July 27, 1949.


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