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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64704
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:08-SEP-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic T38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop T-38A Talon
Owner/operator:AD Sqn Thunderbirds USAF (AD Squadron Thunderbirds United States Air Force)
Registration: 68-8182
MSN: T.6187
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (KBKL), OH -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:KBKL
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Leaving Cleveland. engines ingested several seagulls on takeoff lost power 50 feet, caught fire, crash landed and skidded into Lake Erie. LtCol David L. Smith ejected but the chute failed to deploy correctly, the back seater SSgt Dwight Roberts ejected safely

Sources:

Scramble
http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Thunderbirds-Diamond_Crash.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20171126074757/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/t_38_talon.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Sep-2010 07:10 Anon. Updated [Location, Country]
06-Sep-2014 16:14 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2016 19:22 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location]
22-May-2018 14:26 j155 Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Narrative]
25-Dec-2019 20:25 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Feb-2020 18:02 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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