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History

After spending time with the 2759th Flight Test Group at Muroc AFB, CA, 49-2436 was passed to the 3077th Evaluation Group, at Edwards AFB, CA.[1]

On 26th March 1951, 49-2436 made a forced landing at Edwards AFB due to engine failure,[2] while being flown by William W Fincher.[3].(The listing on www.accident-report.com gives the location as George AFB). On 10th May 1951, while still at Edwards, 49-2436 was involved in an accident due to a ground fire.[2]

49-2436 at Amarillo AFB
The aircraft was later assigned to Amarillo AFB, TX as a maintenance trainer.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/F-89.html
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-89/F-89.htm
  3. http://www.accident-report.com/world/namerica/slist/muroc.html