ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212538
Last updated: 21 November 2018
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:22-JUN-2018
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic E314 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-314B (A-29B) Super Tucano
Owner/operator:Embraer
Registration: PT-ZNV
C/n / msn: 31400221
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Red Rio Bombing Range, White Sands Missile Range, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Holloman AFB (KHMN)
Destination airport:Holloman AFB (KHMN)
Narrative:
An Embraer EMB-314B (A-29B) "Super Tucano" participating in the USAF's Light Attack Experiment at the Red Rio Bombing Range impacted the ground at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. One of the two crew received minor injuries. The other crew member, USN Lt, died in the crash.

The Red Rio Bombing Range encompasses about 196,000 acres on WSMR, about 65 miles N of Holloman AFB.

Confirmed as a contractor owned aircraft.

The crash comes about five weeks after the USAF kicked off the second phase of the light attack experiment at on 17 May. The USAF plans to make a decision to potentially buy hundreds of light attack fighters after evaluating the data gathered during this experiment. In addition to the A-29, Textron Aviation provided a AT-6 Wolverine for the USAF to evaluate.

Sources:

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/06/22/aircraft-crashes-holloman-air-force-base.html
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/06/22/aircraft-crashes-at-bombing-range-near-holloman-condition-of-pilots-unknown/
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/a-29-super-tucano-crashes-during-light-attack-experi-449680/
http://www.cavok.com.br/blog/embraer-divulga-nota-oficial-sobre-acidente-com-a-29-super-tucano-nos-eua/
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21725/u-s-navy-pilot-pronounced-dead-in-a-29-super-tucano-crash-at-white-sands-missile-range
http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=106117

==============================
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/05/17/light-attack-experiment-pits-at-6-against-a-29-in-high-stakes-matchup/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jun-2018 01:32 Geno Added
23-Jun-2018 01:33 Geno Updated [Operator]
23-Jun-2018 07:06 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Damage, Narrative]
23-Jun-2018 08:10 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Jun-2018 19:42 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Jun-2018 06:30 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2018 08:17 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
24-Jun-2018 08:20 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2018 08:43 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
24-Jun-2018 08:53 Aerossurance Updated [Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description