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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56227
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:17-JAN-2002
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:354th FS, 355th FW, USAF (354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 80-0233
C/n / msn: A10-0583
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:22 nm NE of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (DMA/KDMA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 17th January 2002 USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0233/DM of 354th FS, based at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, was destroyed in a mid air collision at 16,200 feet AMSL with A-10A 79-0085, during a routine training mission, 22 nautical miles north east of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona. (At approximate Coordinates: 3120′42″N, 10932′29″W).

Of the two pilots involved, Captain Patrick Boland (in 79-0085) ejected, but was injured in the accident. The other pilot, Lt. Col. Lance A. Donnelly (in 80-0233) ejected but his parachute harness leg straps were not connected. He was killed when he fell from his harness when the chute opened.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl [Scramble 273]
2. http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/2002/01/19/38937-dead-pilot-a-17-year-vet-probe-continues/
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
4. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2002/A-10A%282%29_DouglasAZ_17Jan02.pdf
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1980.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2013 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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