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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54485
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:08-DEC-1988
Time:13:33
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 81-0957
C/n / msn: A10-0952
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Remscheid -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nörvenich AB (ETNN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the upper floor of an apartment complex. In addition to the pilot, five people were killed. Fifty others were injured, including many seriously.

According to press reports the plane was engaged in a low-altitude flight exercise. It belonged to a unit from Bentwaters Air Base (Suffolk, UK) but at the time of the accident was stationed at Nörvenich Air Base.

Sources:

1. http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/program.pl?ID=560592
2. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm198889/cmhansrd/1988-12-12/Writtens-8.html
3. https://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/09/world/us-plane-crashes-into-german-city.html
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1981.html
5. http://warthogaircraftdatabase.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/fy-1981-aircraft.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2008 09:57 harro Added
03-Apr-2011 03:22 Anon. Updated [Source]
18-Jul-2011 04:55 Anon. Updated [Phase]
07-Sep-2011 22:19 Hossy81 Updated [Date, Other fatalities]
25-May-2013 21:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 19:52 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 20:30 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
20-Aug-2017 17:41 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]

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