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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43262
Last updated: 26 September 2019
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Date:20-JUN-1985
Time:21:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic F4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 64-1032
C/n / msn: 864
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Birmingham, AL (KBHM) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Birmingham, AL (KBHM)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Crashed into Beech 18 N19T while trying to land at Birmingham AP.
Pilot of Beech killed.

AT 2045 THE MILITARY FLT, DIXIE 06, CONTACTED BIRMINGHAM APCH & OBTAINED CLEARANCE FOR A LOW APCH FOLLOWED BY A FULL-STOP LNDG ON RWY 05. AT 2053, DIXIE 06 REPORTED A 4 MILE FINAL FOR A LOW APCH TO THE LOCAL CONTROLLER. AT 2054:19, THE LOCAL CONTROLLER CLEARED ABX 74, N19T, '...TAXI POSITION AND HOLD FIVE.' ABX 74 WAS AWAITING TAKEOFF INSTRUCTIONS ONRWY 05 WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE LOCAL CONTROLLER FORGOT ABX 74. SHE BECAME PREOCCUPIED WITH OTHER TRAFFIC USING RWY 36. THE LOCAL CONTROLLER TERMED THE TRAFFIC AS BUSIER THAN NORMAL FOR A NIGHT OPERATION. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, THE TOWER WAS STAFFED WITH 2 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AND AN AIR TRAFFIC ASSISTANT. NO SUPERVISOR OR COORDINATOR WAS AVAILABLE IN THE CAB TO DETECT CONTROLLER OVERLOAD AND OFFER ASSISTANCE. CAUSE:


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X36733
- JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
25-Aug-2011 02:38 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
26-Jun-2014 19:56 Uli Elch Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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