Thu, Mar 18, 2010
One Was Well-Known Air Racer Alfred Goss
An AT-6F Texan has gone down in a remote area near Highway 58
outside Bakersfield, CA, killing two people.
T6 Texan File Photo
Bakersfield Television Stations KBAK and KBFX report that the
Kern County Fire Department says the airplane broke up and caught
fire after the accident. FAA records show the aircraft as
being registered to Alfred Goss of Bakersfield. Friends of Goss
confirmed to Bakersfield.com that he was one of the people killed
in the accident. The other person has not been identified.
Goss was a former National Air Race champion flying in
the T-6 class and was well-known in air-racing circles.
Friends said he was a member of the Warlock Team, a team of
World War II pilots who flew out of Minter Field in Shafter,
The area where the plane went down is an agricultural region of
South Central California. The TV station's website shows only the
tail section of the aircraft in a partially water-filled ditch,
with other debris including the engine and propeller scattered in a
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