Accident Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0636, Thursday 22 August 1996
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Date:Thursday 22 August 1996
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 78-0636
MSN: A10-0256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Elliott Island, MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NASJRB Willow Grove (NXX/KNXX)
Destination airport:NASJRB Willow Grove (NXX/KNXX)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 21st August 1996, USAF OA-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0636/PA of the 103rd FS, 111th FG, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, USAF was destroyed when it crashed into coastal marshland eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay at Elliot Island near Salisbury, Maryland. Major Michael J. Griffin (39) was killed.

Sources:

1. Flight International 4-10 June 1997
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2011 16:11 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2013 18:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Oct-2019 18:31 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Jul-2024 16:58 Anon. Updated [Location]

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