ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48350
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Narrative:Loss of control following an aircraft configuration change during a test flight. CofG was well aft of the limit due to fuel transfer error. One person, a Rockwell test pilot, was killed.
|Date:||Wednesday 29 August 1984|
|Owner/operator:||US Air Force (USAF)|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Mojave desert, CA -
United States of America
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Edwards AFB|
|Destination airport:||Edwards AFB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Unlike the B-1B, the B-1A was equipped with a rocket-powered escape capsule.
Aviation News Vol . 13 Nr. 12 https://www.nytimes.com/1984/08/31/us/b-1-crashed-in-test-of-slow-flight-air-force-says.html
||Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]|
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