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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60446
Last updated: 24 September 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1979
Time:10:20 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator:391st TFS, 366th TFW, USAF (391st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 67-0059
C/n / msn: A1-104
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 NM Miles west of Murphy, Idaho. 43 NM on the 268 Radial from MHAFB, -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
Destination airport:
Narrative:
F-111A 67-0059 crashed and was destroyed near Murphy, Idaho on January 4th 1979. The aircraft experienced a Left # 1 engine fire, causing a burn thru of control cables. The aircrew experienced an uncommanded roll after 13:45 minutes of flight while leveling off at Flight Level 210, after taking off from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. After level-off passing thru 15,000 feet Mean Sea Level the aircrew experienced loss of aircraft control, then the aircrew ejected. The Instructor pilot initiated a successful capsule ejection. The aircrew consisted of : IP-Capt. Gary E. Ryker
Student WSO-Capt.. William J. Locke

Sources:

Source USAF Safety Center Kirtland AFB, NM 711 Report
Source One-Eleven Down.....F-111 Crashes & Combat Losses. ISBN # ISBN-10: 0764342789
ISBN-13: 978-0764342783


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Feb-2013 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jan-2016 20:35 Steven R. Hyre Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2016 19:49 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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