Sunday, December 11, 2011

66th Weapons Squadron A-10C mishap at Boise

By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor

A-10C 80-0200 from the 66th Weapons Squadron, 57th Wing (ACC), Nellis AFB, Nevada, got a "broken leg" while taxiing at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, November 11, 2011, "Air Forces Monthly" reported in their January 2012 issue (see Accident Report, page 35).

The aircraft's starbord undercarriage collapsed while taxiing for take-off at around noon at Boise-Gowen Airport, Iaho, where it was visiting from its base at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Damage appeared to be minimal and the pilot was unhurt, but one of the airport's runways had to be closed while the aircraft was removed, the magazine reported.

An associated Idaho Air National Guard photo shows the aircraft awaiting recovery after its undercarriage collapsed.

Background info:
Together with five other A-10Cs from the 66th WPS, the aircraft was participating in a two-week combat flying training, hosted by the 124th Fighter Wing (Idaho ANG). See: USAF Weapons School chooses 190th Fighter Squadron as A-10C advanced tactics test-bed

Anybody who can provide related photos and further information? I would be very grateful for your support.

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