Air Force investigators have determined that instructor pilot error led to the crash of a T-6A trainer aircraft on Sept. 24, 2010, near Laughlin AFB, Tex. During formation flight training, the instructor pilot, flying with a student, inadvertently shut down the airplane’s single engine, according to the newly released findings of Air Education and Training Command’s accident investigation board. This pilot then “incorrectly executed” procedures for engine restart, resulting in “catastrophic” engine damage, stated AETC officials in a release. Since the instructor and student were “overly focused on restarting the engine,” they missed the opportunity to attempt a forced landing at an auxiliary airfield, they said. Both ejected from the aircraft; one of them sustained a significant back injury during ejection. The accident resulted in the aircraft’s total loss—about $5 million—and incidental damage to a fence on private property.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…