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Crash of a Pilatus U-28A in Cannon AFB: 3 killed

Accident description

  • Mar 14, 2017 at 1854 LT
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Training
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Cannon - Cannon
  • Cannon AFB (Clovis), New Mexico
  • USA
  • North America
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 3
  • The crew was performing a local training flight at Cannon AFB on behalf of the 318th Special Forces Operations Squadron. After performing several touch and goes maneuvers, the crew started a new approach when the single engine aircraft crashed in a field located near the 21st Street, north of the airbase. The airplane came to rest broken in two and a small fire erupted. All three crew were killed in the accident.
    Cpt Andrew Becker, pilot,
    1st Lt Frederick Dellecker, copilot,
    Cpt Kenneth Dalga, combat systems officer.