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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56150
Last updated: 25 June 2020
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Date:09-FEB-1985
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:354th TFW, USAF (354th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 78-0723
C/n / msn: A10-0343
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, 30 miles S of Flagstaff, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (DMA/KDMA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An armed USAF Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II, 78-0723, crashed into a cliff in Oak Creek Canyon, just north of Sedona, Arizona (30 miles south of Flagstaff) during a morning rainstorm. A military demolitions crew was sent in to recover unexploded munitions and the canyon was closed to traffic for several days. The lone pilot, attached to the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina, was killed

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
2. http://warthogaircraftdatabase.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/fy-1978-aircraft.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
4. https://www.nytimes.com/1985/02/10/us/jet-fighter-crash-in-arizona-kills-pilot-and-sets-off-blasts.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_(1980%E2%80%9389)#1985


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2014 01:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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