Accident Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0156, Friday 28 March 1997
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Date:Friday 28 March 1997
Time:15:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Fairchild-Republic OA-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:103rd FSqn / 111th FGp Pennsylvania ANG USAF
Registration: 80-0156
MSN: A10-0506
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Willow Grove, Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
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
On 28th March 1997 at 15:35 local time, USAF OA-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0156/PA of the 103rd FS, 111th FG, Pensylvania Air National Guard, USAF, was destroyed when it crashed north of the base while landing at Willow Grove Air Reserve Station on instrument approach*. Pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Joost Van Bastelaar (aged 47) was killed

(*Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove or NASJRB Willow Grove (NXX/KNXX) was a Naval Air Station owned by the U.S. Navy and located in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.



Revision history:

06-Dec-2013 18:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2020 15:37 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]

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