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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138328
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Type:Douglas EB-66C Destroyer
Owner/operator:41st TEWS, 355th TFW, USAF
Registration: 54-0473
C/n / msn: 44773
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1200 feet short of the runway at Takhli RTAFB -   Thailand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Takhli RTAFB, Thailand
Destination airport:Tiakhl RTAFB, Thailand
When the number two engine of EB-66C 54-0473 failed shortly after departure from Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, the pilot, Major Max Nichols, attempted to return to base. While the aircraft was on short final it settled rapidly into rough ground about 1,200 feet short of the runway, slid for a distance, caught fire, and exploded. Only two of the seven men aboard were able to escape the burning aircraft.

The five crew killed were

Captain Rey L. Duffin
Major Karl D. Hezel
1st Lt. Theodore W. Johnson
Major William McDonald
Major Max Nichols


Revision history:

01-Sep-2011 02:42 ThW Added
27-Sep-2011 00:40 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
11-Jan-2012 09:42 Uli Elch Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Country, Narrative]
13-Feb-2013 20:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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