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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 16 April 1970
Time:ca 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American T-39A-1-NA Sabreliner
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 61-0640
C/n / msn: 265-43
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Weldon, NC (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sumter-Shaw AFB, SC (SSC/KSSC), United States of America
Destination airport:Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI/KLFI), United States of America
Narrative:
The T-39 jet was en route from MacDill AFB (MCF) to Langley AFB (LFI) with an en route stop at Shaw AFB (SSC). It collided with a U.S. Navy Douglas TA-4F Skyhawk plane. The T-39 in a residential neighborhood in Weldon. The Skyhawk crashed near Roanoke Rapids-Halifax County Airport, NC (RZZ).

Classification:

Loss of control

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Distance from Sumter-Shaw AFB, SC to Hampton-Langley AFB, VA as the crow flies is 504 km (315 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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