Accident Northrop T-38A Talon 68-8156, 18 Jan 1982
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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: 68-8156
MSN: T.6161
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:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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:

09-Aug-2009 17:07 angels one five Updated
19-Apr-2013 21:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
06-Sep-2014 16:03 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
06-Sep-2014 16:13 Anon. Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2015 18:00 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative]
04-May-2018 17:52 j155 Updated [Operator]
08-Feb-2020 17:55 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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