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Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:Tuesday 31 December 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic SBR1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American CT-39A-1-NO Sabreliner
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 62-4502
MSN: 276-55
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) from Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Sumter-Shaw AFB, SC (SSC/KSSC), United States of America
Destination airport:Hampton-Langley AFB, VA (LFI/KLFI), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed in a fog-shrouded forest during an instrument approach.
The aircraft returning from a training flight to Homestead AFB. An en route stop was made at Shaw AFB.

Sources:
» Petersburg Progress Index January 1,1969


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Distance from Sumter-Shaw AFB, SC to Hampton-Langley AFB, VA as the crow flies is 504 km (315 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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