Freedom Fest S.C. F4U Crash


Aug 20, 2002
A F4U Corsair taking part in an airshow in Columbia, SC crashed Sunday afternoon near Owens Field, killing the pilot.
The Corsair came down about 1 p.m. in some woods in southeast Columbia. Witnesses said the plane was flying in formation with Corsairs when smoke began to trail from the fighter. The pilot was Joseph O. Tobul, 68, of Santee, SC.
The aircraft was N713JT, S/N 97143 and has it''s own web site.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash.