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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59790
Last updated: 1 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D Corsair II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 69-6224
C/n / msn: D-054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:20 NM NNW MCAS Cherry Point, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed. All 100 A-7D were grounded following the accident. Due to #7 engine bearing failure. #7 supported the 2 turbine blades. They would depart the tail pipe with a slight “out of balance/vibration” & turbine blades are the “pistons” in turbofan engines. Thus no thrust.


- Jan van Waarde, US Military A/C mishaps 1950-2004
New Straits Times 4 June 1975, p2

Revision history:

02-May-2009 21:44 zerocinquanta Added
24-Aug-2013 17:59 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2019 21:07 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2019 06:18 Morrison Updated [Narrative]

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