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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46064
Last updated: 7 January 2021
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Date:05-JAN-1967
Time:
Type:Lockheed A-12 Oxcart
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 60-6928
C/n / msn: 125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Groom Lake, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed. Pilot Walter L. Ray ejected from the aircraft but he failed to separate from the ejection seat and was killed.

Sources:

Air Enthusiast 52
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_A-12
http://www.u2sr71patches.co.uk/a12U2loction.htm
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35132955/explorer-finds-cia-a12-oxcart-crash-site-area-51/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
09-May-2011 03:15 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2016 15:26 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
06-Mar-2016 15:35 TB Updated [Narrative]
04-Nov-2020 18:44 harro Updated [Accident report]
07-Jan-2021 15:14 gerard57 Updated [Source, Accident report]

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