The aircraft crashed in a remote part of the Utah Test And Training Range at 22:25h local time. The pilot, Captain George Bryan Houghton, was killed in the mishap. The crash was caused by target fixation and disorientation due to low night illumination.
I Was Assigned To The 421 FS 388 EMS Working Phase When We Got The Word That This Jet Went Down And The Unfortunate News That Pilot Cpt.Hougton Did Not Make It... I Worked On This Jet And We Finished The Phase On It The Week Prior.