On 5/23/84 the Ling-Temco-Vought A-7D Corsair II #72-0249 piloted by 1Lt. Eddie J. Torrez, call sign TACO 81 was part of the detachment of the 150TFG from Kirtland AFB, New Mexico Air National Guard deployed to Nellis AFB, Nevada to provide dissimilar aircraft to support air-to-air training curriculum of the Fight Weapons School. The other aircraft in this flight was a F-4E, call sign OLDS 1. During the second engagement with OLDS 1 in the defensive position, the pilots failed to terminate the engagement upon reaching minimum engagement altitude and entered into a series of slow speed maneuvers. TACO 81 entered a position from which he could not recover with the pilot ejecting outside the envelope for safe ejection and sustained fatal injuries.