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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60440
Last updated: 6 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 63-9774
C/n / msn: A1-09
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edwards AFB (EDW), CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Edwards AFB (EDW/KEDW)
Crashed due to incorrect wing sweep setting during landing. Crew not injured, but the pilot went around to unfasten the WSO (WSO Donovan I. McCance). The pilot (MAJ Herbert F. Brightwell) was standing in a pool of JP4 fuel which ignited and killed him.


Scramble 255

Revision history:

18-Jul-2011 08:35 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase]
27-Jan-2013 14:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 19:50 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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