Form 97-BB
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 15:30:39 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <daniejon2000@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: AF Form 14, Report of Major Accident,January 7, 1948, near Franklin, Kentucky, Captain Thomas F. Mantell   0-806873, Fatal
Category: 11
To: Francis Ridge <nicap@insightbb.com>

The accident summary says that Mantell went up to 25,000 feet and possibly as high as 30,000 feet, and that he passed out for lack of oxygen. According to other reports, Mantell's last words was that he was at 15,000 feet and would go to 20,000 feet and if no closer would abandon chase.
 
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AF Form 14, Report of Major Accident,
January 7, 1948, near Franklin, Kentucky, involved P-51D No. 44-3869,                           piloted by Captain Thomas F. Mantell   0-806873, Fatal
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PAGE INFO
Page ID (PID) :  USAF-SIGN1-309
Collection :  Project Sign
Roll Description :  Project Sign Roll 1
   
Frames  309 - 312