Accident Northrop T-38A Talon N922NA, Thursday 5 October 1967
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Date:Thursday 5 October 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic T38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop T-38A Talon
Registration: N922NA
MSN: N5970
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:ca 20 mi NE of Talahassee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:KXMR
Destination airport:KMOB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Major Clifton Curtiss Williams, Jr (USMC) was enroute to Mobile, AL, to visit with his ill father when apparently foreign object/ a mechanical failure was able to jam the aileron controls of NASA 922 (66-8354). The jet went into an uncontrollable left roll at 22300 feet and dove straight down, impacting the ground at an angle of 75-80 degrees on a heading of 300 close to Mach 1 at a position 5 nautical miles north of the Tallahassee VORTAC (Woodfield Springs Plantation). Major Williams did not survive.


The Victoria Advocat 6 October 1967, p1

Revision history:

05-Sep-2019 19:43 Wholenineyards Added
05-Sep-2019 19:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Jan-2022 18:10 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Other fatalities]
23-Jan-2022 15:22 TB Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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