Finally after several tries to find an article documenting a mysterious 1952 plane crash remembered by several members of the Historical Society, we finally found it. No one could remember the year so that made it hard to verify the story.
Scroll down to read the full account provided by local Stanwood News reporter of the day, Grant Freer.
The pilot died but the radar operator survived, More Details on the F-89 aircraft for airplane history enthusiasts are here (pdf download)
There is an F-89 D at the Skagit Heritage Museum in at the Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington.
As always – please send along what you heard that day when the plane crashed. Click the Contact Us link at the top of the site…