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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56228
Last updated: 12 March 2020
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Date:03-SEP-2001
Time:12:32 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:75th FS, 23rd FW, USAF (75th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 78-0676
C/n / msn: A10-0296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Mesquite, Virgin River Gorge, Clark County, Nevada. -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On Monday 3rd September 2001, USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0676/FT of the 75th FS, based at Pope Air Force Base, and assigned to 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour-Johnson AFB was destroyed when it crashed shortly after taking off from Nellis AFB. The A-10A impacted into a cliff near Mesquite, Virgin River Gorge, Clark County, Nevada. (At approximate Coordinates: 3648′9″N 1144′56″W. The official USAF AIB report gives the crash location as "Virgin River Gorge, north west Arizona, along Interstate 15, between St. George, Utah, and Mesquite, Nevada"). The pilot, Captain Frederick Sellers, ejected and was rescued by a Las Vegas police helicopter.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl [Scramble 270]
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
3. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2001/A-10A_VirginRiverGorge_3Sep01.pdf
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesquite,_Nevada
6. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0900/ML090090035.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2013 22:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Dec-2013 22:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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