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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64702
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop T-38A Talon
Owner/operator:Thunderbirds USAF (Thunderbirds United States Air Force)
Registration: 68-8175
MSN: T.6180
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Indian Springs, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Four T-38s of the Thunderbirds display team crashed while performing a formation loop during a practice flight.
All four pilots were killed in the crash, which lead to the team being re-equipped with F-16s.
Major Norm Lowry.
Captain Willie Mays.
Captain Mark Melancon.
Captain Pete Peterson.



Revision history:

06-Sep-2014 16:11 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2015 18:00 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location]
23-Apr-2015 18:01 TB Updated [Nature]
04-May-2018 17:52 j155 Updated [Operator]
08-Feb-2020 17:56 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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