Accident Rockwell B-1B Lancer 85-0076, Thursday 17 November 1988
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Date:Thursday 17 November 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic B1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell B-1B Lancer
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 85-0076
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Rapid City-Ellsworth AFB, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Rapid City-Ellsworth AFB
Destination airport:Rapid City-Ellsworth AFB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
B-1B 85-0076 flew a training mission out of Ellsworth AFB together with another B-1B and an air tanker. Weather at Ellsworth worsened, forcing the crew to cut short their flight. The first ILS approach to runway 31 was aborted and the flight positioned for a TACAN approach to runway 31 because the TACAN had lower minimums. On finals the airplane struck monitor poles and crashed. All crew members ejected. The airplane was destroyed.


Aviation Week & Space Technology 6-3-1989

Revision history:

07-Nov-2008 10:15 ASN archive Added
19-Dec-2008 10:22 harro Updated
04-Jan-2018 12:48 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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