ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 187026
Last updated: 13 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic RF6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Slingsby T-3A Firefly
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 93-05..
MSN: 21..
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Texas Regional Airport, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:South Texas Regional Airport, Hondo Airfield, Texas (KHDO)
Destination airport:South Texas Regional Airport, Hondo Airfield, Texas (KHDO)
During a student no-flap landing the student jerked the aircraft off the runway and back into the air. The instructor took control of the aircraft and added full power but could not prevent the aircraft from touching down off the side of the runway. The nose gear struck the lip of a crossing runway and collapsed causing loss of control. The only injury was minor injury to the instructor's foot. The Air Force did not consider this a "hull loss" because they said they could have repaired the aircraft for less than $300,000 even though they chose to scrap the plane.


1. First-hand knowledge as a pilot of the 3rd FTS's T-3A sister squadron, the 557FTS at the Air Force Academy.

Revision history:

07-May-2016 06:05 RobRobinette Added
31-May-2016 21:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
31-May-2016 21:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
26-Sep-2019 08:40 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description