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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64703
Last updated: 7 July 2015
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Date:18-JAN-1982
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop T-38A Talon
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 68-8156
C/n / msn: T.6161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Indian Springs, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Four T-38s of the Thunderbirds display team crashed while performing a formation loop during a practice flight.
All four pilots were killed in the crash, which lead to the team being re-equipped with F-16s.
Major Norm Lowry
Captain Willie Mays
Captain Mark Melancon
Captain Pete Peterson

Sources:
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/t_38_talon.htm
http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Thunderbirds-Diamond_Crash.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2009 17:07 angels one five Updated
19-Apr-2013 21:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
06-Sep-2014 16:03 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
06-Sep-2014 16:13 92.2.123.244 Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2015 18:00 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
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