Lost at 12.17h local time just south of Alamo Lake, Arizona. The aircraft was on a two ship air-to-air student training mission at the time. Sadly the pilot, Second Lieutenant David J. Mitchell of the 112th FS did not survive. He had 237 flight hours of which 26 were in the Viper. Mitchell would have graduated Initial Pilot Training in June of 2008.
Best aircraft I ever had !!! Crewed this aircraft for a long time. Got to know this airpalne in and out. I personally installed all new landing gear, ADG, paint was flawless, it shined in the AZ sun. Came back from Depot with new wings, it was almost a new airplane when I left. "SILVER SPIKE ALWAYS!"