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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56239
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Date:26-OCT-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Vought A-7D Corsair II
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 69-6240
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tinker AFB
Destination airport:Davis-Monthan AFB
Narrative:
Flight was uneventful until 8 miles from destination. Pilot (who survived) heard popping sounds like an old car without a muffler. Its engine stalled and the pilot steered it away from University of Arizona buildings and aimed for the school's practice football field. A car with two femaie civilians (age 20 & 22) was incinerated.

Sources:

wikipedia list of 1978 accidents
30th anniversary newspaper article


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2015 06:32 RodgerAsai Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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