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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171921
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Date:04-DEC-2014
Time:13:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-16D Block 52
Owner/operator:Elliniki PolemikÝ AeroporÝa
Registration: 614
C/n / msn: XM-15
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:ca 22 mi N of Gavdos -   Greece
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chania/So˙da (LGSA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
An F-16D Block.52 + of 343 Squadron fighter aircraft of the Hellenic Air Force fell and crashed in the sea area, 22 nautical miles north of the island of Gavdos, between Gavdos and the Cretan coast during a training flight. The two pilots are in good health as they successfully used the ejection seats and fell into the sea with their parachutes.

The incident took place at 13:45, after the aircraft had taken off earlier from the base of the 115 Combat Wing in Souda Air Base for a training flight. A coastguard helicopter and another of the HAF rushed to the area where the two pilots were floating on their inflatable boats from Heraklion Crete, to rescue them.

Sources:

1. https://www.rt.com/news/line/2014-12-04/
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20150405073218/http://www.newgreektv.com/index.php/greece/item/13011-haf-f-16d-crashes-near-gavdos-crew-safe
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/4833/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Dec-2014 19:44 gerard57 Added
04-Dec-2014 19:46 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
05-Dec-2014 14:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
07-Dec-2014 14:53 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code]
07-Nov-2015 15:26 El_serj Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
20-Sep-2016 20:04 Anon. Updated [Embed code]

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