[News Script: Jet crash] Part: 1 of 2
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JET CRASH 1:10 -1-
A shiny F-86 Sabrejet piloted by Major Henry C. Smythe
Junior of Dallas, dashed tiself to bits this afternoon
in a pasture just south of Grand Prairie. plane
cr ashed on the property of W. G. Payne and Jesse Curtis
near Belt-Line Road. Major Smythe ejected, and para-
chuted safely to earth before tEjplane crashed.
The burning jet slid to a stop about 100 yards away
from a group of farm buildings.
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15 year old Larry Payne, working in
witnessed the incident. He says the plane,
streaming smoke, arrowed into a grove of trees at the
far edge of the Payne pasture, exploded, then slammed
into the ground and slid along the earth. Bits and
pieces of the demolished jet are strewn along its
scorched, 300-yard-long path. Major Smythe he
was climbing at a-thousand feet when
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F-.slA+d. He notified Hensley Field, guided
the stricken jet away from a housing development,
then ejected and parachuted to safety.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Jet crash], item, November 2, 1963; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc953872/m1/1/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.