Black, James Doyle, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115G-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1972-1972, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1955 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Corsicana
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 18, 1972
 
Location of Interment
Oakwood Cemetary - Corsicana, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
On June 18, 1972, F-111A s/n 67-0082 crashed shortly after takeoff, in

Choctawtchee Bay, Florida, three miles from Eglin AFB. A fuel fire caused by

an open fuel cap on the top of the fuselage was believed to be the cause of the

crash. The fuel ran back along the fuselage and was ignited by the

afterburners.  The fire caused loss of control.  The ejection occurred at 5,484

feet above water.  The parachute streamed and the module impacted the

water.  Both crew members, Col. Keith Brown and Lt Col james Black,

sustained fatal injuries.



F-111A s/n 67-0082 had accumulated 237 flights and 609.4 flight hours.
   
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Date: 18-JUN-1972
Time:  
Type: Silhouette image of generic F111 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-111A
Owner/operator: 430th TFS, 474th TFW, USAF
Registration: 67-0082
C/n / msn: A1-127
Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Choctawtchee Bay, 3 miles from Elgin AFB, Florida - United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature: Military
Departure airport: Elgin AFB, Florida
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
On June 18, 1972, F-111A s/n 67-0082 crashed shortly after takeoff, in Choctawtchee Bay, Florida, three miles from Eglin AFB. A fuel fire caused by an open fuel cap on the top of the fuselage was believed to be the cause of the crash. The fuel ran back along the fuselage and was ignited by the afterburners. The fire caused loss of control.

The ejection occurred at 5,484 feet above water. The Ejection system did not work because, somehow, the deployment chute was still in shrink wrapped and placed in the chute bay, not hooked up. The capsule came off but never slowed down and the module impacted the water. Both crew members, Col. Keith Brown and Lt Col James Black, sustained fatal injuries.

F-111A s/n 67-0082 had accumulated 237 flights and 609.4 flight hours.

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