Botched Formation Approach Caused Fatal T-38 Crash, Investigation Shows

A U.S. Air Force graphic shows how two T-38s landed, one on top of the other, during a botched formation approach in November 2021 at Laughlin AFB, Texas.
Credit: U.S. Air Force graphic
A botched formation approach caused two T-38s to crash upon landing in November 2021 at Laughlin AFB, Texas, shortly after the U.S. Air Force had banned formation landings of the aircraft because of another fatal crash. An Air Force Accident Investigation Board report into the crash says the pilots’...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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