Accident Investigation Report Concerning an Aircraft Accident at Salt Lake City, Utah, August 26, 1946

An air collision between a small civilian training plan and a Navy fighter at the Salt Lake City Municipal Airport #1 on August 26, 1946, resulted fatally to Student Pilot Leverett H. Nugent of Salt Lake City. His Taylorcraft, NC 39152, owned by Thompson Flying Service, was demolished. The Navy pilot, Commander Richard L. Fowler, was uninjured and his plane, an F8F-1 Grumman, #94807, was damaged slightly. The probable cause of this accident was failure of the pilot of the overtaking Navy plane to observe and avoid the Taylorcraft. A contributing factor was impairment of vision of the Navy pilot due to sun glare.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Adopted December 24, 1946; released January 6, 1947.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Aeronautics Board

    1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20428
  • Publication Date: 1947-1-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: 2p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01674299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: File no. 3151-46, Docket no. SA-122
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2018 8:24AM