AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT MONTANA POWER COMPANY ROCKWELL TURBO COMMANDER 690A, N40MP AND USAF F-111A, 77-055 NEAR KINGSTON, UTAH, NOVEMBER 12, 1974
About 1804 m.s.t., on November 12, 1974, a United States Air Force (USAF) F-111A, 77-055, and a Montana Power Company, Rockwell Turbo Commander, Model 690A, N40MP, collided in flight near Kingston, Utah. The F-111A was the lead aircraft in a formation of two F-111A's. The formation was attempting a rendezvous with a USAF KC-135 for night air refueling training when the planes collided. The pilot of N40MP, the sole occupant, was killed. The two crewmembers of the F-111A ejected successfully from their aircraft. Both aircraft were destroyed by the collision, the postcollision fire, and impact with the ground. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the F-111A pilot's misidentification of the Turbo Commander as a refueling tanker with which he intended to rendezvous. Contributing to the misidentification was his failure to use prescribed procedures and techniques during rendezvous with a tanker aircraft for refueling.
National Transportation Safety BoardOffice of Aviation Safety
Washington, DC United States 20594
- Publication Date: 1975-8-1
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Crashes; Cruising flight; Research
- Old TRIS Terms: Inflight refueling; Level flight
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00093354
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-75-12, File-3-4107
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1976 12:00AM