Accident Fairchild-Republic YA-10A Thunderbolt II 73-1668, Tuesday 11 March 1980
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Date:Tuesday 11 March 1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild-Republic YA-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:ADTC USAF
Registration: 73-1668
MSN: A10-0005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Santa Rosa Island, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Elgin AFB, Florida (VPS/KVPS)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Fifth (of six) pre-production YF-10A aircraft. Written off 11/3/1980 when crashed onto the Santa Rosa Island Range Complex, a component of the Eglin AFB testing range, located 17.5 miles west-southwest of the main base, on Santa Rosa Island, Florida. (Approximate co-ordinates 30°24′01″N 086°41′47″W). The aircraft was on strength with the ADTC at the time.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1973.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171019033444/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/A-10_Thunderbolt_II.htm
3. http://warthogaircraftdatabase.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/fy-1973-pre-production-aircraft.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Rosa_Island_Range_Complex

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Aug-2013 18:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2021 10:05 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Jul-2023 02:23 Ron Averes Updated

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