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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243417
Last updated: 29 September 2020
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Date:03-JAN-1966
Time:c.
Type:LTV XC-142A
Owner/operator:United States Department of Defence-Air Force-Flight T
Registration: 62-5923
C/n / msn: No 3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edwards Air Force Base (KEDW), Lancaster, California -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Edwards Air Force Base (KEDW), Lancaster, California
Destination airport:Edwards Air Force Base (KEDW), Lancaster, California
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered extensive damage to the fuselage as a result of a vertical hover heavy landing at Edwards Air Force Base when flown by USN Pilot, Lt Roger Rich . The aircraft was written off, but the wing was incorporated into the rebuild of 62-5922.

The LTV (Ling-Temco-Vought) Tri-Service Test Programme of the Vaught-Hiller-Ryan LTV XC-142a V/STOL, tilt wing aircraft ceased at the end of 1967. The surviving aircraft 62-5924 was passed to NASA at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Virginia for further flight testing in 1968. The aircraft was delivered to the 'National Museum of the United States Air Force Museum' at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base , Dayton, Ohio. in 1969


Sources:

Aeroplane Monthly October 1976 - Arthur Schoeni -P508-516
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTV_XC-142
https://vertipedia.vtol.org/aircraft/getAircraft/aircraftID/333
http://www.aviastar.org/helicopters_eng/ling_xc-142.php


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