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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48343
Last updated: 29 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell B-1B Lancer
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 86-0106
MSN: 66
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:36 miles SSW of Van Horn, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dyess AFB
Destination airport:Dyess AFB
The aircraft crashed 300 feet below a 6,500-foot ridge line during a night sortie. The crew died in the crash.

The B-1 started a left turn in the direction of the ridge twenty-eight seconds before impact. At 13 seconds before impact, the automatic terrain following system aboard the aircraft generated a "flyup" -- part of the bomber's terrain-following system. Just prior to the crash crew members manually interrupted the B-1's "generated flyup" feature. The Air Force attributed the crash to pilot error.


Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2015 15:59 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2018 12:25 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
04-Jan-2018 12:26 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jan-2018 12:58 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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