Accident General Dynamics F-111A 68-0283, Friday 8 January 1971
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Date:Friday 8 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator:General Dynamics
Registration: 68-0283
MSN: B1-55
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:3 mi NE of Mandeville, LA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, TX
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft was on an acceptance test flight from the General Dynamics Plant in Fort Worth. Crashed three miles northeast of Mandeville. Capsule with crews remains was not found until the beginning of February (Tuesday 2nd), three weeks after the loss. Both crew - LT COL Bruce D. Stocks (pilot) and Major Billy C. Gentry (WSO) - were killed.

The Victoria Advocat 10 January 1971, p10A/4 FEB 1971, p6A (photo from wreckage)

Revision history:

28-Jan-2013 13:34 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Nov-2014 16:55 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
12-Aug-2015 14:12 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Jul-2018 15:49 j155 Updated [Narrative]
23-Jan-2021 13:54 mtonne Updated [Location]
29-Jan-2022 10:54 TB Updated [Time, Location, Source]
29-Jan-2022 14:04 TB Updated [Source]

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