Airplane Crash - Ishikawa City, Ryukyu Island, Okinawa 06/30/1959

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Ishikawa City, Ryukyu Island, Okinawa


Date06/30/1959
Time10:35
LocationIshikawa City, Ryukyu Island, Okinawa
OperatorMilitary - U.S. Air Force
TypeNorth American F-100D-25NA
Registration55-3633A
Aboard1
Fatalities0
Ground17
SummaryThe pilot ejected and parachuted safely from the aircraft after the engine caught fire and the aircraft became uncontrollable. The plane crashed into the Miyamori Primary School compound and the surrounding neighborhood killing 17, of which 11 were students, and injuring another 181. Because of the subsequent fire in the aftermath of the crash another 158 persons (28 families) were made homeless.

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