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DaveTrojan

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F-86D crash site found, investigated and STORY written
This story required several months to complete, My best effort to date. 

Sometimes the accidents that I investigate are tragic and have affected families for generations. The pilot, Lt. John Douglas Brown was killed and his family still morns his loss to this day. His jet aircraft just flew into the ground leaving behind many questions and few answers.  There were many factors involved in the accident and a new analysis using historical records provided possible clues to why the accident occurred. The pilot’s daughter contributed a great amount of family history about John D. Brown and her quest to understand what happened. Her inputs were included in this story to help others understand the immense sacrifice that individuals and families make in the line of duty. The discovery of the crash site may help to bring closure to the family.

 

 
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Great story Dave! If you read the newspaper accounts, they mention at least two other witnesses that seem to describe an aircraft in distress. These two are not as credible as Berkman, who was a commercial pilot. But still no mention in the report!

That is very interesting about the F-86 engines - Perhaps the engine was overdue for maintenance because it was next on the list for replacement??

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Good story and great group effort all around!

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What a great story Dave, thanks for posting
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I never thought much of the F-86D and after researching the story, I think less of them now. 
This story was a classic Air Force blames the pilot, but the truth is now known about how bad the aircraft was. 
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