Accident Lockheed A-12 Oxcart 60-6928,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46064
 
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Date:Thursday 5 January 1967
Time:16:30
Type:Lockheed A-12 Oxcart
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 60-6928
MSN: 125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:2 mi SW of Leith, NV -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Destination airport:Edwards AFB, CA
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed. Pilot Walter L. Ray (33) ejected from the aircraft but he failed to separate from the ejection seat and was killed.


Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

Air Enthusiast 52
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_A-12
http://www.u2sr71patches.co.uk/a12U2loction.htm
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a35132955/explorer-finds-cia-a12-oxcart-crash-site-area-51/
USAF report: https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP71B00590R000100010001-4.pdf
The Victoria Advocat 8 January 1967, p5A

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
09-May-2011 03:15 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2016 15:26 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
06-Mar-2016 15:35 TB Updated [Narrative]
04-Nov-2020 18:44 harro Updated [Accident report]
07-Jan-2021 15:14 gerard57 Updated [Source, Accident report]
24-Dec-2021 08:14 harro Updated [Accident report]
22-Jan-2022 14:58 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
11-Jul-2022 18:22 TB Updated [Narrative]
02-Sep-2022 13:19 KagurazakaHanayo Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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