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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48349
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:12-DEC-2001
Time:21:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell B-1B Lancer
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 86-0114
C/n / msn: 74
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:30 miles north of Diego Garcia, BIOT -   Indian Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Diego Garcia
Destination airport:Diego Garcia
Narrative:
Crashed into Indian Ocean en route for a mission over Afghanistan.
The aircraft became uncontrollable after multiple malfunctions, and the crew ejected while the aircraft was inverted at about 15,000 feet. All four aircrew members were rescued.
An Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report stated that aircraft malfunctions affecting the reliability of the pilots' attitude information might have made it difficult for the pilots to maintain control of the aircraft.

Sources:

Scamble 272
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1986.html
http://www.zianet.com/tedmorris/dg/b1.html
http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/b-1b-loss.htm


Images:

Photo of 86-0114 courtesy AirHistory.net


Mildenhall (EGUN / MHZ)
27 May 1989; (c) Fergal Goodman

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
25-Jun-2010 09:45 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Narrative]
17-Sep-2012 04:12 krasatpi Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2012 07:19 krasatpi Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2018 12:34 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
04-Jan-2018 12:56 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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