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A-10 Accident , August 31, 1972 - September 13, 1972

 File — Box: 7, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 2, Sub-Series 2, File 19

Scope and Contents

This folder contains the "Rebuttal to Report of Non-USAF Major Aircraft Accident Involving A-10A Prototype, N/N 71-1370," which Bridges wrote after an accident board concluded that the cause of the accident in the YA-10 which Bridges was operating during a landing roll out was pilot error. He believed that the cause was a deficiency in the braking system. The Commander of the AFFTC concurred with his rebuttal, and the conclusions of the accident board were reversed. Subsequent to this accident, anti-skid brakes were installed on the aircraft. A number of photos of the accident are also included.


  • August 31, 1972 - September 13, 1972

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.


From the Sub-Series: 1.817 Cubic Feet (Five letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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