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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56159
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:17-SEP-1986
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:131st TFS, 104th TFG, Massachusetts ANG, USAF (131st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 104th TFG, Massachusetts ANG, United States Air Force)
Registration: 78-0648
C/n / msn: A10-0268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Adirondacks near Wells, NY -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Barnes ANGB, Massachusetts (BAF/KBAF)
Destination airport:Gunnery Range Ft. Drum NY
Narrative:
Midair collision 17/9/86 between two A-10A Thunderbolts of the 131st TFS, 104th TFG, Massachusetts ANG (78-0648 and 78-0620) over Westfield, MA. One pilot - in A-10A 78-0468 - killed. The pilot of 78-0620 ejected safely.

Sources:

1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1987/1987%20-%200464.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
3. http://warthogaircraftdatabase.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/fy-1978-aircraft.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/1986/09/18/nyregion/pilot-is-killed-as-2-jets-collide.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 04:38 harro Updated
02-Jun-2014 17:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2019 05:57 Micdalen Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]

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