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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57938
Last updated: 30 November 2020
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Date:03-OCT-2001
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas QF-4E Phantom II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 67-0320
C/n / msn: 3133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Holloman AFB, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Holloman AFB (KHMN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on runway 1,6 seconds after take-off during unmanned flight. The automatical flight control system commanded the aircraft nose-dive immediately after take-off because of erraneous inputs from the tri-axis rate gyro. Cause of crash as tri-axis rate gyro being installed incorrectly due to bad diagram in maintenance manual.

Sources:

Scramble 271
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/drone-crashes/database/?noredirect=on


Images:

Photo of 67-0320 courtesy AirHistory.net


Victorville - Southern California Logistics (KVCV / VCV)
4 June 1982; (c) Gerard Helmer

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
26-Jun-2014 20:49 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2014 07:09 Uli Elch Updated [Departure airport, Plane category]
22-Oct-2019 09:00 TB Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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