Plane Down - F-101B "VOODOO" 57-0405
In Maine, United States
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This is a plane crash site of an Air Force plane. There is an impact site with debris around it.
The Pilot, Captain Douglas Roe was in the process of converting to the F-101B and becoming "alert qualified". At the time of the accident, the aircraft and crew were executing a "snap up" attack on a target aircraft. Due to an inherent problem with the F-101, combined with some weight and balance issues, the aircraft suffered a pitch up condition and departure from flight, entering a flat spin at 45,000 feet. Attempts to regain control failed and the crew decided to eject as the aircraft passed 10,000 feet. Captain Charles McClead, the Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) ejected successfully. Captain Roe ejected outside of the envelope of the ejection system and died in the crash.
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Last Updated: on 5/10/2014 3:42:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:42 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum