I am in the process of documenting every airplane crash and accident that occurred at Mitchel Field/Mitchel AFB. Researching and cross-referencing crash records and documents is a time consuming and tedious process. I hope to include details and photos. Please be patient and check back often for updates.
Thank you. Paul Martin, webmaster.
6 October, 1956: USAF Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
6 October, 1956: A USAF Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star overran the runway while landing at Mitchel AFB, Long Island, New York, and ripped through the perimeter fence, flipped over and ended up on the Hempstead Turnpike. Pilot Maj. Daniel Kramer was killed and three in an auto are injured.
October 11, 1956
October 29, 1956
December 6, 1956
February 1, 1957: C 124
Douglas C-124 Globemaster crashes on MF runway following landing gear accident.
August 6, 1957: Mitchel installs crash barrier
Newsday: August 7, 1957
September 14, 1957. ANG F-94B Starfire. Pilot Lt. Robert H. Spranger. Passenger Capt. Andrew Marshall.
Photo courtesy Pat Mazza Collection
June 9, 1958: Oak Street and Westbury Boulevard, Uniondale
An airplane crashed through a fence at Mitchel Air Force Base near a sign that states a gas station was to be erected at site. The plane crashed in the roadway at Oak Street and Westbury Boulevard in Uniondale on June 9, 1958.
Oct 15, 1958: FAIRCHILD C-123B-6-FA PROVIDER AT MITCHEL AFB
15 October, 1958: A USAF Fairchild C-123B-6-FA Provider, 54-0614, c/n 20063, en route from Dobbins AFB, Georgia, to Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York, runs out of fuel, comes down on the Southern State Parkway on Long Island while attempting emergency landing at Zahn's Airport at North Amityville, one-half mile short, injuring five, and killing one motorist. The transport skids several hundred feet, passes through an underpass, and strikes three cars. Harold J. Schneider, West Islip, New York, dies of head injuries shortly after the accident. Three Air Force men and two women motorists suffer minor injuries. They are identified as Mrs. Mary Rehm, Islip Terrace, and Mrs. Frank Calabrese, West Islip. The injured Air Force men are identified as Capt. John Florio, Sgt. Wallett A. Carman and Sgt. Edgar H. Williamson. The pilot was Lt. Gary L. Moolson. The aircraft, with a 119 foot wingspan, passed through a 50-foot wide underpass, shearing both outer wings, the port engine, and the vertical fin, before coming to a stop on fire.