Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Martin B-26 Marauder in Midway Island

Accident description

  • Jun 4, 1942
  • 40-1391
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Military
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Midway - Midway
  • 1391
  • 1940
  • Midway Island, USA
  • USA
  • North America
  • 8
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • The crew was taking part to the Battle of Midway. While returning to the Midway Airport, the pilot was forced to complete the landing with the gear partially retracted. The aircraft skidded for several yards before coming to rest. All eight occupants were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
  • Gear partially retracted on landing.