Narrative:Two US Navy Sabreliners, 165522 and 165525, departed Pensacola on a training mission. Both aircraft collided. Rescue crews found two debris fields about six miles apart.
|Date:||08 MAY 2002|
|Type:||North American T-39N Sabreliner|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| 282-28|
|First flight:|| |
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3 |
|Collision casualties:||Fatalities: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||64 km (40 mls) S off Pensacola, FL [Gulf of Mexico] (Atlantic Ocean)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pensacola NAS, FL to Pensacola NAS, FL as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.