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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153003
Last updated: 11 May 2020
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Time:13:28 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111E
Owner/operator:55th TFS, 20th TFW, USAF (55th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 68-0082
C/n / msn: A1-251/E-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire
Crashed and substantially damaged on 25 March 1981, on take off from RAF Fairford. Aircraft activated the "stall warning horn" during the take off/initial climb phase, and the pilot elected to abort the take off. The aircraft ran off the end of the runway and continued for another 400 feet.

Pilot - 1st Lt Timothy Collins and WSO, Capt. Robert N. Miglin - both survived. Aircraft sent to USA. for repair/rebuild.

Repaired/rebuilt on the General Dynamics Phoenix Arizona, assembly line. The forward section of s/n 65-5706 (ex-F-111A) and aft section of 68-0082 were mated together to create a new aircraft, which took the identity of 68-0082. After rebuild, returned to service with the 20th TFW at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, UK by 1983

Retired to AMARC 11 December 1995. Still on AMARC inventory January 15, 2008


Revision history:

02-Feb-2013 19:34 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Feb-2013 13:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2019 18:46 Vark Driver Updated [Operator]
11-Dec-2019 18:46 harro Updated [Operator]

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