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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Mid-Air at Marana AZ -- any details?


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

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

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