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Date Air Force A'cft Unit / Serial based crashed crew photo seat
22nd February 1950
USAF
Northrop
XF-89
Scorpion
46-679
[2nd prototype] or
46-678
confirm ??
Hawthorne Airport (Northrop Field) Right stabilizer broke away and aircraft disintegrated.during high speed pass. Crashed five miles from factory on Rosecrans Avenue, Hawthorne, California pic   Northrop
Test pilot
Charles Tucker
thrown clear
Parachuted safely down
flight engineer Arthur Turton
killed
Northrop
26th March 1951
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2436 Edwards AFB, CA forced landing due to engine failure see next entry    
10th May 1951
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2436 Edwards AFB, CA accident due to a ground fire      
26th July 1951
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2442 Wright Field, OH Crashed 8 miles south-southwest of airfield Pilot was killed    
28th September 1951
USAF
Northrop
F-89B
Scorpion
49-2461 84th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Hamilton AFB, CA
belly-landing due to mechanical failure      
1st October 1951
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2476          
     
Sunday 9th December 1951
08:45

USAF
Northrop
F-89C
Scorpion
??-754 San Angelo AFB Stalled on take off from Goodfellow Air Force Base. Crashed on ferry flight from factory in Ontario, California Interceptor Air Crew Training School, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Florida   Northrop
Flight Lieutenant Peter Stewart Quirk Andersen
(RAF)
Killed
  Northrop
FEEDBACK

Hi

I came across your site this afternoon. The pilot who was flying a Northrop F89 C Scorpion on 9th December 1951 was my father. I donít know too much detail about the accident.

What I do know is that:

 

  • His name was Peter Stewart Quirk Andersen

  • He had spent from May/June 1942 until the end of the war in Stalag Luft III ???? - shot down when ???

  • His rank at the time was Squadron Leader

  • He left the RAF soon after the war and joined BOAC as a pilot

  • He became, I gather, bored with this and rejoined the RAF

  • In 1950 he was seconded to the USAF on a 2 year exchange programme

  • His rank went back to Flight Lieutenant because he had rejoined the RAF

  • He was posted, I believe, to Pensacola AFB in Florida

  • From what I was told, he was flying the Northrop Scorpion back from San Francisco

  • He landed to re-fuel at San Angelo AFB

  • I understand that as he took off, something happened to the plane and it crashed straight in
     


I was not in the US because my mother died when I was born (1942) and he re-married when he came back from POW camp.

I gather that there is a 344 (!) page report on the crash in the archives in the US. His body was flown back to the UK and he was buried in Reigate. If you like I can dig out a picture of him.

I hope this helps Ė if you know any more, could you let me know?

Danish Father, Chinese Mother ???
20th February 1939  Acting Flight Lieutenant from Pilot Officer
23rd February 1940 Promoted to Pilot Officer (??check rank) P. S. Q. Andersen 40197
21st February 1941 Promoted from Flying Officer to Flight Lieutenant

 

December 1951
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
25th February 1952
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    disintegrated in mid-air by      
     
  6/18/1952                Limestone                              Limestone AFB                      F-89C                      51-5758   USAF                      Presque Isle AFB                   74 FIS                                     1Lt Al Breitkreutz/Killed, Capt Raymond A. Mooney/Killed                                               
18th June 1952
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    disintegrated in mid-air by      
     

6/18/1952

Limestone

Limestone AFB

F-89C

51-5758

74 FIS Presque Isle AFB

1Lt Al Breitkreutz/Killed, Capt Raymond A. Mooney/Killed

Making pass over LAFB runway, wing failed and plane disintegrated

Destroyed

18th July 1952
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    disintegrated in mid-air by      
     
Saturday
30th August 1952

Major Adam's Northrop F-89 disintegrated in flight during demonstration flight
 

 
USAF
Northrop
F-89C
Scorpion
  27th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Griffiss AFB, Rome NY
Broke up during display and crashed into an ammunition dump Crashed during a Detroit  air show at Wayne Major Airport
[International Aviation Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, USA]
   
Maj. Donald Adams
[Korean war jet ace]
killed
radar observer Capt. Kelly
killed
 
FEEDBACK

The R.O.'s name was Capt. Kelly. I was the crew chief of that F-89 and it (and myself) were from the 27th FIS from Griffiss AFB in Rome NY.

The plane went as an alternate to the original selection due to a periodic inspection due. I was told (not official) that the F-89 was not build for high speed low altitude runs which is what they were requested to do for the air show. I did not know that it hit an ammo dump. What I was told is that it hit near, and a part of, the parking lot. and that the accident was the result of the wing breaking off during the "fly-bye".

Ronald Burns
in email 17th January 2009

 

Re: Saturday 30th August 1952

 

The accident described on the site which occured on August 30, 1952 at the International Aviation Exposition in Detroit, Michigan was of particular interest to me as I was one of the Civil Air Patrol Cadets assigned to the parking lot near which the F-89 crashed.

As a result of my actions following the crash I, along with two of my CAP companions, was awarded a flight scholarship by the USAF.

 

Ronald Burns contributed an interesting bit of feedback to your article and I would like very much to contact Mr Burns to discuss futher details of the accident.

 

Should it be in any way possible to pass my email address along to Mr Burns I would be very grateful.

 

Stan Anderson

 

 

15th September 1952
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS LOSS ??      
     
22nd September 1952
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    disintegrated in mid-air by      
     

9/22/1952

Presque Isle

By Echo Lk

F-89C

51-5762

74 FIS Presque Isle AFB

Captain Howard H. Nelson/None, 2Lt Conway H. Roberts/None

Simulated combat, wing broke off and hit Quaggy Joe Mtn, crew bailed out

Destroyed

  9/22/1952                Presque Isle           By Echo Lk                                             F-89C                      51-5762   USAF                      Presque Isle AFB                   74 FIS                                     Captain Howard H. Nelson/None, 2Lt Conway H. Roberts/None    

7/4/1953

Presque Isle

Presque Isle AFB

F-89C

51-5836

74 FIS Presque Isle AFB

Arnold Lavoie +1/None

Landing Accident

Moderate

1st October 1953
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     

10/1/1953

Chapman

5 mi SW PIAFB

F-89C

51-5763

57 FIS Presque Isle AFB

1Lt Merlyn E. Hroch/Killed, 1Lt John A. Terpinitz/Killed

Crashed and burned on approach to PIAFB at night

Destroyed

10th October 1953
USAF
Northrop
F-89B
Scorpion
49-2463 Edwards AFB, CA Crashed while landing      
     
29th October 1953
USAF
Northrop
F-89C
Scorpion
50-0777 Elmendorf AFB, AK

In flight explosion. Crashed 30 miles northeast of Air Base, 3 miles south east of Sassilla, AK

     
  RIO was killed  

11/17/1953

Presque Isle

Presque Isle AFB

F-89C

51-5834

74 FIS Presque Isle AFB

Eugene Hamby/Unknown

Exploded and caught fire on ground

Moderate

23rd November 1953
approximately 2000 Eastern Standard Time

USAF
Northrop
F-89C
Scorpion
51-5853-A Aircraft and crew assigned to 433rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Truax Field,  Wisconsin

At Kinross AFB
Michigan, USA as part of Active Air Defense Mission

Crashed over Lake Superior  
First Lt. Felix Eugene Moncla
Pilot
body never recovered
First Lt. Robert L. Wilson
Radar Operator
body never recovered
 
This loss has been associated with UFO activity
Monday 23rd November 1953
check date

USAF
F-89C Scorpion   Truax Field,  Wisconsin  Crashed into marsh reeds south side of  Lake Wingra from Vilas park.  
First Lt. John W. Schmidt
killed in crash
Capt. Glen E. Collins
killed in crash
 
15th December 1953
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     

12/15/1953

Limestone

.5 mi NW  AFB

F-89C

51-5798

74 FIS Presque Isle AFB

2Lt Grady Jackson Breland/Killed, 2Lt Thomas William Hill/Killed

Crashed during attempted landing at Loring in poor weather

Destroyed

12/23/1953

Molunkus TWP

Mattaseunk Lake

F-86F

51-13281

49 FIS Dow AFB

1Lt Alfred Lang/None

Stalled during simulated combat, entered flat spin, pilot ejected OK

Destroyed

1/31/1954

Mars Hill

Air over, 20,000 ft

F-89C

Unknown

57 FIS Presque Isle AFB

Capt Eugene H. Zierden/None, 2Lt Robert M. Kennedy/Killed

Canopy blew off, RO ejected, believing aircraft out of control, chute failed

None

1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-5773 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Presque Isle AFB, ME
accident at Presque Isle AFB, ME      

3/XX/1954

Presque Isle

Presque Isle AFB

F-89C

Unknown

57 FIS Presque Isle AFB

2Lt Herb Kahler/None, 2Lt Herb Grignon/None

Engine exploded during take off run-up, aircraft burned

Destroyed

4th March 1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-5764    Crashed after catching fire in flight 1 mile northeast of Rome, NY      
pilot killed RIO killed  
5th March 1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
24th May 1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-5783 57th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Presque Isle AFB, ME

Crashed near Lake Chamberlain, ME.

    Northrop
Capt. Vern Burke
ejected
Lt. Leroy Vestal
Radar Observer
ejected
Northrop
 over the Millinocket Lake dike area
5th September 1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    crashed during an attempt for an air speed record at the National Aircraft Show      
     
27th September 1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
14th November 1954
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
January 55
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
24th May 1955
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
15th June 1955
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
6th September 1955
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-11408           
     
11th November 1955
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-11399          
     
12th December 1955
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-11320   Destroyed after engines caught fire during ground start.      
     
14th February 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1855          
     
2nd March 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
20th March 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0223          
     
9th April 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0199          
     
18th April 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0196          
     
Saturday 9th June 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
  Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Crashed into a car killing  two of  the occupants      
     
20th June 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0225   Crashed after flying into the target sleeve of target-towing aircraft near Yuma, AZ      
     
22nd June 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1894          
     
13th June 1956 USN F-9F4   Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport crashed on takeoff  into a row of homes north of the airport and killed at least six  persons and injuring nine others Major George Armstrong killed    
2nd July 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2568   Crashed on landing      
     
5th July 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0211  76th Fighter Interceptor Squadron McConnell AFB, KS Crashed after engine caught fire on take-off      
     
12th July 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2659   Landing accident at Paine AFB, WA.      
     
20th July 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0225           
     
8th August 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-11328   Crashed during landing practice      
pilot killed RIO killed  
5th September 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2577 465th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Griffiss AFB, NY
Crashed after engine blew up near air base      
     
Thursday
4th October 1956
6 p.m.

USAF
Northrop
F-89D Scorpion
  Paine Air Force Base mid air collision Olympic Peninsula Region Northrop
1st Lt. Eugene A. Hamby
pilot
ejected, survived
Lt. Robert L. Canup, Jr.
Radar Operator
killed in aircraft - did not eject
Northrop
Thursday
4th October 1956
6 p.m.

USAF
Northrop
F-89D Scorpion
  Paine Air Force Base Northrop
2nd Lt. George L. Deer
pilot
ejected, survived
1st Lt. Jim B. Paschall
Radar Operator
ejected, survived
Northrop
13th November 1956
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2460           
     
20th November 1956
USAF
F-89 52-2155   Landing accident due to engine failure.      
     
29th November 1956
23:30

USAF
F-89D
Scorpion
54-224 76th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Presque Isle AFB
Believed that the pilot suffered from spatial in dark and light snow fall disorientation. Crashed  in a wooded area 10 miles south west of Presque Isle AFB      
1 Lt. Charles E. Holly
killed
1 Lt. Edward Skowron, RIO.
killed
 
4th January 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2558          
     
8th January 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2452          
     
31st January 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1870   Crashed after colliding Midair at 20,000 with a civilian DC-6A [N8210H] over the Verdugo Mountains 3 miles northwest of Sunland, CA. & killed, 74 injured.
[also seen as DC-7B]
     
pilot
Roland Owen [??]
killed
   
  Staff Sgt. Alvin Hidalgo
                 
6th February 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0194          
     
20th March 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0241   Nosewheel collapsed while taxiing.      
     

4/18/1958

Bangor

Dow AFB

F-89D

Unknown

132 FIS MEANG Dow AFB

MSgt Linus March/Injured, + 1 civilian tech/Injured

Engine exploded during run-up, aircraft caught fire

Moderate

26th April 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0198   Caught fire during a wheels-up landing.      
     
4th May 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-5830           
     
9th July 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-5822          
     
9th July 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1933           
     
21st July 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2441          
     
14th August 1957
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
50-0762          
     
1st August 1958
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0387          
     

8/1/1958

Presque Isle

Presque Isle AFB

F-89H

54-387

75 FIS Presque Isle AFB

Lt Peter C. Maffel/None, Lt Robert T. Collimore/None

Ran off end of runway, across railroad tracks and into highway ditch

Moderate

19th August 1958
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0212   

Caught fire in Alert Hanger

     
     
5th September 1958
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
           
     
16th September 1958
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2605          
     
11th December 1958
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0374          
     

12/11/1958

Presque Isle

Ivan Ricker farm

F-89H

54-374

75 FIS Presque Isle AFB

1Lt David W. St. Clair/Killed, 1Lt Robert D. Sundahl/Killed

Crashed on approach due to unknown problem

Destroyed

21st December 1958
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
49-2473          
     
4th January 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
51-11385           
     
5th February 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2675  

Crashed after flying too close to the ground.

     
     
12th March 1959
[also seen as 24/3/1959]

USAF
Northrop
F-89 H
Scorpion
54-0364  75 FIS
Presque Isle AFB
 Rolled out of control after losing aileron control on approach Crashed  and burned at Ivan Ricker farm near Presque Isle AFB, Maine.       
1Lt Fred S. Hudson
Injured
 Radar Observer
1Lt Lawrence Turki
killed
 
  To update your accident history record, I was the pilot of F-89H Scorpion aircraft #54-0364

that crashed due to aileron failure in Maine on 12 March 1959. The Radar Observer Larry Turki

was killed. We were both 1st Lts. in the 75th FIS stationed at Presque Isle AFB, ME.

Fred S. Hudson

Col. USAF (Ret)

UPDATE FROM FILES

16th May 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89B
Scorpion
49-2443 Idaho ANG 190th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Boise APT, ID Crashed      
     
19th May 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
    Crashed near North Smithfield, RI      
24th May 1959
also seen as
24th April 1959

USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0235    Crashed on landing at Keflavik AB, Iceland.      
     

7/25/1959

Bangor

Dow AFB

F-89D

Unknown

132 FIS MEANG Dow AFB

Maj James A. Howe/None, 1Lt Stuart Potter/None

Landing accident, forced belly landing after gear failed to lower

Minor

Wednesday 5th August 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89D
Scorpion
51-11392
check serial
126th FIS
Wisconsin ANG
 
Crashed into barge in Lake Michigan in dense fog on final into Mitchell Air Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Northrop
Col. Seymour M. Levenson
39

killed
Lt. Robert Gohan
25

killed
Northrop
Thursday 22nd October 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89H
Scorpion
  123rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron Oregon ANG Portland APT Mid-air collision during routine radar intercept training mission      
Thursday 22nd October 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89H
Scorpion
  123rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron Oregon ANG Portland APT Mid-air collision during routine radar intercept training mission      
Tuesday 10th November 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89J
Scorpion
53-2455 29th FIS
Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls
Crashed in severe storm      
     
Tuesday 10th November 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89J
Scorpion
53-2459 29th FIS
Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls
Crashed in severe weather. Both crewmen were killed.      
     
Tuesday 10th November 1959
USAF
Northrop
F-89D
Scorpion
53-2673 29th FIS
Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls
Crashed in severe storm      
     
crew 1

Lt. James E. Copher, 25 pilot killed

 

   Lt. Ronald D. Hemby, 23 radar observer killed

 
Both crew killed crashed near Ulm, south of the Great Falls, Montana
crew 2

Lt Charles G. Daniels, 27 killed

 

   Lt Eugene A. Murtha, 23 killed

 
Both crew killed crashed near Lewistown 110 miles east of Great Falls
crew 3

Capt. John R. Budner, Jr., 31 pilot ejected
photo usaf [Brig. Gen. John R. Budner]

Lockheed

   Lt James Johnson, 27 radar observer ejected

   
Both crew ejected landed near Lewistown
  Not yet possible to match crew to specific aircraft
NOTE
Tuesday 10th November 1959

USAF
Lockheed T-33   Malmstrom Air Force Base near Great Falls Aircraft belly-landing at Billings Airport Malstrom as their landing gear did  not go down properly     Lockheed
Lt. Arlan Larm
24
Royal, Iowa
Lt. David Collins
25
Rome, GA
Lockheed
   
  CHECK FOR MORE CLARIFICATION OF EVENTs

51-11398 ???

   
FEEDBACK

In researching my family history, I came across your site on F89  Scorpion crashed.  You have the Nov. 10, 1959 crashes from Malmstrom Air  Force Base in Montana listed.  In the listing you have the name of Lt. E  Copher (pilot). 
I have the names of the other three airmen killed.
They were Lt. Ronald D. Hemby, 23, radar observer, of Frederick, MD.
The plane with Lts. Copher and Hemby crashed near Ulm, south of Great Falls.
The other plane had Lt. Charles G. Daniels, 27, pilot, of Hayward, Wis. and Lt. Eugene A. Murtha, 23, of New York City.  This plane crashed near Lewistown.

Parachuting safely in the Lewiston area were Captain John Buttner, 31, of Bluefield, West Virginia, the pilot, and Lt. James Johnson, 27, of Groassbeck, Texas, radarman.  Walking away unharmed from a T33 craft belly-landing at Malstrom were Lt. Arlan Larm, 24, of Royal, Iowa, the  pilot, and Lt. David Collins, 25, of Rome, GA.  Their landing gear did  not go down properly.

These tragic crashes occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday,  November 10, 1959.  Lt. Eugene A. Murtha was my father's youngest  brother and my uncle.  My father James Murtha and his brother William  Murtha lamented that they had both served in the Navy during World War  II, Pacific Theater and survived numerous battles at sea only to have  their young brother killed on a training mission in the US. 

Lt. Eugene  Murtha's twin brother, Lt. Thomas Murtha, also served in the Air Force  during the same time, but he was stationed in England.

My father saved the newspaper clippings from this tragedy.  The headline for the article, which appeared in the New York Journal-American Nov.  10, 1959 reads: AF Planes Crash In Blinding Snow; Four Fliers Killed.

I wonder what training could have been so important to fly a mission in  a blinding snow storm?  Their specific mission was withheld as classified military information.  I hope this information helps complete your work in progress.

Regards,
Ellen Murtha Conlon
in email 30th March 2011
 

30th August 1960
USAF
Northrop
F-89J
Scorpion
52-1922    Engine failure during intercept. Crashed into Atlantic Ocean near Grand Manon Island      
1LT George A Shashkan
ejected
2LT Thomas V. Gibbs
ejected
 
????
USAF
Northrop
F-89J
Scorpion
53-2485    on the west face of Panther Mtn, Catskill Mtns of NY      
     
25th January 1961
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2449 103rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Pennsylvania ANG
Pittsburgh APT, PA.
Crashed after catching fire on take-off from Pittsburgh APT, PA. ,      
     
25th February 1961
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2581 123rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Oregon ANG
Portland APT, OR
Crashed after losing altitude gyro during instruction flight      
     
11th September 1961
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0244          
     
28th December 1961
USAF
Northrop
F-89J
Scorpion
53-2655  116th FIS
Washington Air National Guard
Geiger AFB, WA
Crashed during instrument approach with engine failure of one engine shortly before the intended landing at Spokane International Airport, at an altitude too low to recover.   Northrop
Pilot
1st Lt William G. Auvil
killed
Radar Observer
Capt Donald R. Repp
killed
Northrop
The crew did not eject, although I believe they were about to because the canopy was found a mile or so before the crash site
FEEDBACK

". . . My brother, 1st Lt William G. Auvil, of Farmington, WA, was the pilot.  The Radar Observer was Capt Donald R. Repp, of Lacrosse, WA.The ultimate cause was engine failure of one engine shortly before the intended landing at Spokane International Airport, at an altitude too low to recover.  The crew did not eject, although I believe they were about to because the canopy was found a mile or so before the crash site.  The aircraft was assigned to the Air National Guard unit at Geiger AFB, WA. " 

LtCol. Bob Auvil

USAF (Ret)
in email 3rd January 2010

4th January 1962
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-2142           
     
21st March 1962
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
54-0248           
     
22nd March 1962
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2676    Crashed after fuel system failed.      
pilot killed RIO killed  
20th December 1962
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2599    Crashed after caught fire in flight.      
     
20th October 1963
USAF
YF-89D
(modified F-89B)
  Edwards Air Force Base  flight testing the all-rocket-armed, twin-jet, all-weather interceptor    
Walter P. Jones
killed
   
14th November 1963
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2526 116th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Washington ANG
Geiger Field, WA.
Crashed after losing control in flight near Chepka Mountain, WA.      
     
21st January 1964
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2639 124th Fighter Interceptor Squadron
Des Moines APT, IA
Engine exploded on the ramp at  during ground run-up.      
     
31st January 1964
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1924          
     
6th June 1964
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2571           
     
15th June 1964
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2634           
     
28th October 1964
USAF
Northrop F-89J Scorpion 52-1872 Minnesota Air National Guard
Duluth
Minnesota
Crashed near KI Sawyer Air Force Base near Marquette      
Colonel John R. Hed
ejected
  Northrop
FEEDBACK

Update info on  F-89J crash on 28 Oct 64. Pilot was Col John R HED not Heard. Col Hed just celebrated his 90th birthday in Duluth MN. He is a member of the Minnespta Aviation Hall of Fame

CMSGT Jim McIntosh USAF (Ret.)
in emails 8th January 2011
name amended 8-Jan-2011

25th November 1964
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2643          
     
4th March 1965
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1841          
     
4th June 1966
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-2151          
     
4th June 1966
USAF
Northrop
F-89J
Scorpion
52-1922 132 FIS
ME ANG Dow AFB
Broke up in mid air. Crashed near Hog Head Bay      
First Lt. Theodore Roy
26
ejected
injured
2nd Lt. Carl Maran
25
ejected
killed
 
23rd November 1968
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
52-1847 132 FIS
ME ANG Dow AFB
Engine exploded. Caught fire during run up to take off      
Major Nicholas Eremita
OK
Captain Ernest Park
injured
 
9th December 1968
USAF
Northrop
F-89
Scorpion
53-2529  Iowa air national guard Crashed into a farm home and exploded into flames      
     
                 
                 
    PLANES CRASH IN MID-AIR

23 october `1959

 

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