- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: October 20, 1987
Time: 08:15
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Operator: Military - U.S. Air Force
Flight #: ?
Route: Pittsburg, PA - Nellis AFB
AC Type: A-7D Corsair
Registration: ?
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 11   (passengers:0  crew:11)
Fatalities: 10   (passengers:0  crew:10)
Ground: 10
Summary: The military plane attempted to make an emergency landing at Indianapolis International Airport after having a flameout 30 miles east of Indianapolis. The controller apparently gave bad directions which led to the pilot attempting to circle the airport. He couldn't make a landing and ejected at 500 ft,. The Corsair hit the top of a Bank One building about one mile from the runway, went airborne again for 250 ft.' and hit the front of a 7-story Airport Ramada Inn. The engine and cockpit went into the lobby, the wings into the next floor above. Twenty thousand pounds of fuel ignited killing nine people in the hotel's lobby (a 10th died later). The pilot survived.
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