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

Date & Time: Mar 14, 2017 at 1854 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
08-0724
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cannon - Cannon
MSN:
724
YOM:
2006
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
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.
Crew:
Cpt Andrew Becker, pilot,
1st Lt Frederick Dellecker, copilot,
Cpt Kenneth Dalga, combat systems officer.

Crash of a Douglas C-124C Globemaster II in Cooperton: 6 killed

Date & Time: May 9, 1964 at 1900 LT
Operator:
Registration:
52-1008
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Clovis – Dover
MSN:
43917
YOM:
1952
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
En route, the crew encountered poor weather conditions with thunderstorm activity. The airplane went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in an uninhabited area located near Cooperton, OK. The debris were found on a large area and all six crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
It is believed the loss of control was caused by severe turbulences while flying in a thunderstorm.