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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56163
Last updated: 13 August 2020
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Date:28-MAR-1997
Time:15:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:103rd FSqn / 111th FGp Pennsylvania ANG USAF (103rd Fighter Squadronqn / 111th FGp Pennsylvania ANG United States Air Force)
Registration: 80-0156
C/n / msn: A10-0506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Willow Grove, Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NASJRB Willow Grove (NXX/KNXX)
Destination airport:NASJRB Willow Grove (NXX/KNXX)
Narrative:
On 28th March 1997 at 15:35 local time, USAF OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0156/PA of the 103rd FS, 111th FG, Pensylvania Air National Guard, USAF, was destroyed when it crashed north of the base while landing at Willow Grove Air Reserve Station on instrument approach*. Pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Joost Van Bastelaar (aged 47) was killed

(*Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove or NASJRB Willow Grove (NXX/KNXX) was a Naval Air Station owned by the U.S. Navy and located in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Sources:

1. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1980.html
3. http://articles.philly.com/1997-03-30/news/25570034_1_guard-pilot-plane-crash-ill-fated-training-mission
4. http://articles.mcall.com/1997-10-03/news/3179180_1_air-show-report-rules-flying
5. http://teamvanbastelaar.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/end-of-111th-fighter-wing.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Joint_Reserve_Base_Willow_Grove


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Dec-2013 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2020 15:37 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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