Accident Northrop AT-38B Talon 65-10346, 18 Apr 1989
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop AT-38B Talon
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration: 65-10346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile west of Dunken, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Holloman AFB
Destination airport:Holloman AFB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hard-Over Rudder (30 degree deflection) during return to base following Air-to-Air Dogfight training . Pilot killed after being struck by the ejection seat during man-seat separation and fouling parachute. WSO survived the accident after a successful ejection.


I was the investigating officer. Feel free to reach out to me. (Surviving WSO in accident requests your Contact info


Surviving WSO seat taken June 1989 at Life Sciences Lab in San Antonio, TX

Revision history:

16-Aug-2017 20:05 Anon. Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2019 18:30 Anon. Updated [Source]
30-Dec-2020 09:00 Anon. Updated [Source]
09-Mar-2021 17:09 Anon. Updated [Source]
09-Mar-2021 17:11 Goose Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2021 17:55 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Jul-2021 19:10 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2022 12:40 Anon. Updated [Source, Photo]

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