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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60437
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Time:21:21 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111D
Owner/operator:27th TFW, USAF
Registration: 68-0158
C/n / msn: A6-74
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile N of Holbrook, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cannon AFB, NM
Destination airport:
On March 20, 1973, while on a night training mission, two F-111Ds assigned to the 27th TFW collided during a night formation rejoin. The accident occured near Holbrook, Arizona. The aircraft involved were F-111D s/n 68-0105, crewed by Maj. Richard Brehm and Maj. William Halloran, and F-111D s/n 68-0158 crewed by Maj. William Gude and Capt. David Blackledge.

In the collision, 68-0105's wingtip hit 68-0158's left side near the cockpit. The force of the impact caused the capsule of 68-0158 to eject; 68-0105 then ejected. The rocket motor from one capsule burned the main parachute of the other. Neither capsule landed safely and the crews of both aircraft were killed.

F-111D s/n 68-0158 had accumulated 24 flights and 68.1 flight hours.


Revision history:

26-Jun-2011 07:39 Updated [Location, Country, Phase, Narrative]
30-Jun-2011 23:56 Updated [Narrative]
18-Jul-2011 08:36 Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
30-Jan-2013 14:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2013 14:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location]

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