Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Investigation ongoing for A-10C incident
An investigation began into the Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft incident that occurred at approximately 2: 45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 in a non residential area northeast of Berlin, Georgia in Cook County. An Air Force A-10C pilot assigned to the 23rd Wing ejected from the aircraft during a routine mission. The Incident is still under investigation and once the investigation report is final, Air Combat Command will release the results. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Mancha)
A 23rd Wing news release
Release Number: 110907
9/27/2011 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- An investigation began into the Air Force A-10C aircraft incident that occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2011 in a non residential area northeast of Berlin, Georgia in Cook County.
The pilot was medically evaluated and released with minor injuries from Memorial Hospital of Adel and the 23rd Wing flight medicine clinic.
"We have started an investigation into this mishap; but we are in the very early stages of this investigation," said Colonel Billy Thompson, 23rd Wing commander. "For the next several weeks, a trained investigation board will focus their exclusive efforts on collecting and protecting evidence from the scene and gathering and analyzing all relevant data with the specific purpose of determining the cause so we may prevent future mishaps. The Air Force and the 23rd Wing are committed to providing the safest environment for our community and its people."
Should you have any questions pertaining to this topic, please feel free to contact Moody Air Force Base Public Affairs Office at 229-257-3007. Also, visit Moody's official website www.moody.af.mil for more information on Moody and to view current news releases. Information is updated daily on our Facebook page, simply search Moody Air Force Base Official.
NOTE TO MEDIA:
The private property landowners request minimal foot and vehicle traffic on the land, thus they request media remain off the private property. In an effort to still provide the community with visual information, 23rd Wing public affairs will release photographs.
WHAT A SAD VIEW! (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Mancha)
Note: According to these horrible photos, the crashed A-10C belonged to the 75th Fighter Squadron.