Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:Preliminary
Date:Tuesday 10 January 2006
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Rockwell T-39N Sabreliner
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 165524
C/n / msn: 282-60
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) S of Villanow, GA (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chattanooga-Lovell Field, TN (CHA/KCHA), United States of America
Destination airport:Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America
Narrative:
The Sabreliner took off for a navigation training mission around 11:00 and was scheduled to arrive in Pensacola around 15:00. Last radio contact was at 11:20. The aircraft was found to have crashed on Johns Mountain. Debris was scattered over several hundreds yards. Investigators found the point of initial impact that probably caused the accident about a mile away from the crash site, where the airplane appears to have contacted a tree.

Sources:
» AP
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» CNN
» US Navy


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Distance from Chattanooga-Lovell Field, TN to Pensacola NAS, FL as the crow flies is 553 km (346 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.
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