ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Mid-Air at Marana AZ -- any details?
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Thread: [Acro] Re: Mid-Air at Marana AZ -- any details?
Message: [Acro] Re: Mid-Air at Marana AZ -- any details?
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From: Flyinverted at aol.com
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 21:36:45 UTC
1 dead in midair collision involving Army's Golden Knights From staff and wire reports MARANA — An aircraft used by the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team collided Friday with a civilian aircraft during a training mission near a rural airport, a military official said. One unidentified person was killed in the crash, about a half mile south of Moore and Sandario roads, according to Katy Heiden of Northwest Fire/Rescue. A single-engine plane crashed into the Santa Cruz River bed near Marana Regional Airpark at about 10 a.m. Friday after the collision. The Army parachutists' plane made it safely back to the airport. The Golden Knights are based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., but had been conducting training Friday at the Marana airport, north of Tucson, said Douglas Smith, a spokesman for the Army Recuriting Command. He said the team does its training out of Arizona during the winter. The crash site was sealed off by rescue officials at about noon. Friday’s collision was the second accident around the Marana Airport involving a military aircraft in two years. In April 2000, a Marine Osprey, a plane that can take off and land like a helicopter and fly like an airplane, crashed there, killing all 19 Marines aboard Attachement 1: part2.html