Incident General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark 65-5701,
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Date:Tuesday 2 January 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 65-5701
MSN: A1-19
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:25 miles SE of Edwards AFB (EDW), California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Edwards AFB, CA (EDW/KEDW)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First flew 12 February 1968. Handed over to USAF in April 1968. While on its 84th flight, over the Edwards AFB Gunnery range on January 2, 1968, the aircraft experienced a weapons bay gun fire.

The crew was forced to eject, with one crew member receiving back injuries. This was the first time the ejection module was used, other than during unmanned tests. The air frame crashed approx. 25 miles southeast of Edwards AFB. Under TAC ownership at the time.
Mentioned in both AFFTC records and local media but coverage very poor, no details apart from location and statement that crew ejected successfully

Sources: (Scramble 255)

Revision history:

25-Oct-2009 17:25 JINX Updated
27-Jan-2013 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 19:56 TB Updated [Operator, Location]
29-Apr-2021 11:07 Adellaida Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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