Accident Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II 75-0294, 03 Jun 1977
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56117
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:Fairchild-Republic Aviation Inc
Registration: 75-0294
MSN: 43
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Le Bourget, Paris -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Le Bourget, Paris (LBG/PFPB)
Destination airport:local
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed and destroyed during manoeuvring at the Paris Air Show.

The pilot (Howard W. "Sam" Nelson) was expected to perform one looping. Instead he did three and came out too low.


Netherlands National Archive, press photo of the crash:

Revision history:

15-Sep-2010 12:28 sundevil Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]
25-May-2013 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
26-May-2013 01:00 Dr. John Smih Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2013 03:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2017 20:04 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2021 11:00 hoekb03 Updated [Source]

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