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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60438
Last updated: 28 September 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 65-5701
C/n / msn: A1-19
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 mi SE of Edwards AFB (EDW), CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Edwards AFB (EDW/KEDW)
Narrative:
First flew 12 February 1968. Handed over to USAF in April 1968. While on its 84th flight, over the Edwards AFB Gunnery range on January 2, 1968, the aircraft experienced a weapons bay gun fire.

The crew was forced to eject, with one crew member receiving back injuries. This was the first time the ejection module was used, other than during unmanned tests. The air frame crashed approx. 25 miles southeast of Edwards AFB. Under TAC ownership at the time.
Mentioned in both AFFTC records and local media but coverage very poor, no details apart from location and statement that crew ejected successfully

Sources:

www.scramble.nl (Scramble 255)
http://web.archive.org/web/20170921070650/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F_111/F-111.htm
http://www.f-111.net/t_no_A.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Oct-2009 17:25 JINX Updated
27-Jan-2013 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 19:56 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

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