William Young Abbott 

Birth: 1946                                    

Death: Jul 16, 1992

Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Vale of Faith, Map 09, Lot 3101, Space 2

From  (Fixed Wing Vietnam Losses)

16 JUL 92

MAJ Michael B. Farmer [P]
DAC William Abbott
DAC Robert D. Robbins


A/C from Ft. Rucker was in cruise flight at 5500' AGL, performing an air-worthiness evaluation. During cruise configuration with gear and flaps up, crew performed single-engine stalls with critical engine (right side) shut down and prop feathered. When A/C approached stall speed it snap-rolled right about 115 deg, continued to roll about with right wing in nose-low attitude. At 4000' AGL, A/C stabilized in a fully inverted position but continued slowly rotating counterclockwise, impacting ground inverted, nose low, with little fwd airspeed and was consumed in post-crash fire 4 mi N of Colquitt at approx. 0830 hrs.