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Date:Wednesday 8 May 2002
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Rockwell T-39N Sabreliner
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 165525
MSN: 282-100
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT12A-6A Turbo Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:64 km (40 mls) S off Pensacola, FL [Gulf of Mexico] (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Two US Navy Sabreliners, 165522 and 165525, departed Pensacola on a training mission. Both aircraft collided. Rescue crews found two debris fields about six miles apart.

Classification:
Mid air collision
Loss of control

Sources:
» Reuters


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photo of Rockwell-T-39N-Sabreliner-N19HF
accident date: 08-05-2002
type: Rockwell T-39N Sabreliner
registration: N19HF
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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