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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 10 January 2006
Time:ca 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Rockwell T-39N Sabreliner
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 165524
MSN: 282-60
First flight: 1966
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:16 km (10 mls) S of Villanow, GA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Chattanooga-Lovell Field, TN (CHA/KCHA), United States of America
Destination airport:Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America
The Sabreliner took off for a navigation training mission around 11:00 and was scheduled to arrive in Pensacola around 15:00. Last radio contact was at 11:20. The aircraft was found to have crashed on Johns Mountain. Debris was scattered over several hundreds yards. Investigators found the point of initial impact that probably caused the accident about a mile away from the crash site, where the airplane appears to have contacted a tree.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Chattanooga-Lovell Field, TN to Pensacola NAS, FL as the crow flies is 553 km (346 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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