There have been five other militarycrashes near Moody Air Force Basesince 1990.In the past nine years, five F-16s andtwo A-10s have crashed. Thursday,during practice maneuvers an F/A-18(like the one pictured above) from the Navy Blue Angels demonstration teamcrashed resulting in the deaths of two pilots aboard.The F-16 accidents caused one civilianfatality and two pilot deaths as a resultof the crashes.Here is a chronology of Moody crashesin the past nine years:
April 21, 1997:
Following the lossof power to his engine, which was later determined to be a failure of a fuelflow sensor, 1st Lt. Joseph Thomas, of the 68th Fighter Squadron, ejectedfrom an F-16C near Pearson.
April 17, 1997:
After striking anuncharted radio tower, Capt. BrettDavis ejected from his spiraling A-10 just moments before it crashed in afireball into the ground.
Aug. 29, 1995:
An A-10 piloted by1st Lt. Greg Gilbreath crashed in ruralLowndes County catering Georgia 135and causing a small forest fire.Gilbreath parachuted to safety and wasunharmed.
April 4, 1991:
An F-16C "FightingFalcon" piloted by Georgia nativeCapt. William C. McGowan crashed inrural Echols County. McGowan wasnot injured. The control stick malfunctioned, a USAF investigationfound.
May 25, 1990:
A Moody jetcrashed into a Pearson home killing the pilot and a housekeeper. Maj. ArchieE. Stuart and Marian Lanier were