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[2012.201.B0051.0191]

Description:

A crowd gathers where a jet landed in fence near a road. Crash Crew and law enforcement are on site. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Jet Lands In Fence; Pilot Safe A Tulsa air national guard flier crashed his F-80 Shooting Star through the 6-foot fence bordering Tinker Air Force base Wednesday morning, but he suffered only minor injuries. Capt. J. H. Rodolf, member of the 125th fighter-interceptor squadron based at Tulsa municipal airport, was pulled from the cockpit and rushed to the Tinker hospital. He suffered only lacerations and bruises on his chest and neck, was kept at the hospital for further observation. The air guardsman was unconscious when the rescue squad arrived at the scene, but recovered by the time he was transferred to the ambulance. He said he could see his plane was "undershooting" the runway as he approached the base from the west. He pushed the throttle forward, he said, but the plane failed to respond. The fighter craft first hit the ground about 200 feet west of the base, lost a wing tank and bounced up. It came down again, lost the other wing tank, skidded across Air Depot road and plowed through a 6-foot steel fence. Dragging 12 posts of the fence from its nose, the plane kept sliding along the ground until it came to rest near a patrol road at the edge of the runway the flier was trying to make. Although fuel spilled on the ground, there was no fire. The accident occurred about 8 a.m."

Creator(s): USAF Tinker Air Force Base
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: June 29, 1955
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 21
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 29, 1955
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
June 29, 1955
Description:

A crowd gathers where a jet landed in fence near a road. Crash Crew and law enforcement are on site. Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Jet Lands In Fence; Pilot Safe A Tulsa air national guard flier crashed his F-80 Shooting Star through the 6-foot fence bordering Tinker Air Force base Wednesday morning, but he suffered only minor injuries. Capt. J. H. Rodolf, member of the 125th fighter-interceptor squadron based at Tulsa municipal airport, was pulled from the cockpit and rushed to the Tinker hospital. He suffered only lacerations and bruises on his chest and neck, was kept at the hospital for further observation. The air guardsman was unconscious when the rescue squad arrived at the scene, but recovered by the time he was transferred to the ambulance. He said he could see his plane was "undershooting" the runway as he approached the base from the west. He pushed the throttle forward, he said, but the plane failed to respond. The fighter craft first hit the ground about 200 feet west of the base, lost a wing tank and bounced up. It came down again, lost the other wing tank, skidded across Air Depot road and plowed through a 6-foot steel fence. Dragging 12 posts of the fence from its nose, the plane kept sliding along the ground until it came to rest near a patrol road at the edge of the runway the flier was trying to make. Although fuel spilled on the ground, there was no fire. The accident occurred about 8 a.m."

Note:

PublishDate: 06-29-1955 Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph : b&w

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): accidents | airplanes | newspaper photographs
Source: The Oklahoma Times: June 29, 1955
Added Title: Jet Lands In Fence; Pilot Safe
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0051.0191
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc192093
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image