Today in History – January 17, 1966 – An F-105F Thunderstreak catches fire, the pilot and the photographer onboard eject

17 January 1966 – Two crew of a Republic F-105F Thunderchief based at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, escaped injury when the engine of the fighter-bomber in which they were engaged in a photo-chase mission caught fire, forcing them to eject. The airframe impacted in East Bay, near Tyndall AFB, Florida at 1008 hrs. Pilot Capt. James D. Clendenen and photographer S/Sgt. J. G. Cain were recovered from the water by a Tyndall base helicopter.

Source: Wikipedia Portal Aviation

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