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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56117
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Date:03-JUN-1977
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:Fairchild-Republic Aviation Inc
Registration: 75-0294
MSN: 43
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Le Bourget, Paris -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Le Bourget, Paris (LBG/PFPB)
Destination airport:local
Narrative:
Crashed and destroyed during manoeuvring at the Paris Air Show.

The pilot (Howard W. "Sam" Nelson) was expected to perform one looping. Instead he did three and came out too low.

Sources:

Scramble
2. http://warthognews.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/deadly-10-crash-at-paris-le-bourget-air.html
7. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ZLITAAAAIBAJ&sjid=mdkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5388,596671&dq=air+show+disaster
Netherlands National Archive, press photo of the crash: http://proxy.handle.net/10648/367b1f35-58e6-c67e-767a-87ebf6150b0c


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Sep-2010 12:28 sundevil Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 20:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source]
25-May-2013 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
26-May-2013 01:00 Dr. John Smih Updated [Cn, Location, Country, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2013 03:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2017 20:04 TB Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2021 11:00 hoekb03 Updated [Source]

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