ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60437
Last updated: 10 March 2014
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Narrative: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.
General Dynamics F-111D
|Owner/operator:||27th TFW, USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| A6-74|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 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|
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.
http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=162289 http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F_111/F-111.htm www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1968.html
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||Dr. John Smith
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