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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56226
Last updated: 31 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild-Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II
Owner/operator:354th FSqn USAF (354th Fighter Squadronqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 79-0085
MSN: A10-0349
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:22 nmiles NE of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona (DMA/KDMA)
Destination airport:
On 17th January 2002 USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II 79-0085/DM of 354th FS, based at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, was destroyed in a mid air collision at 16,200 feet AMSL with A-10A 80-0233, during a routine training mission, 22 nautical miles north east of Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona. (At approximate Coordinates: 3120′42″N, 10932′29″W).

Of the two pilots involved, Captain Patrick Boland (in 79-0085) ejected, but was injured in the accident. The other pilot, Lt. Col. Lance A. Donnelly (in 80-0233) ejected but his parachute harness leg straps were not connected. He was killed when he fell from his harness when the chute opened.


1. [Scramble 273]

Revision history:

05-Dec-2013 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2020 18:22 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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