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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89245
Last updated: 21 November 2020
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Date:09-AUG-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop F-5A
Owner/operator:Luftforsvaret (RNoAF)
Registration: RI-E
C/n / msn: N7040
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sørfjorden/Bodø -   Norway
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bodø Main Air Station
Destination airport:Bodø Main Air Station
Narrative:
The plane was on a low level tactical/navigational mission across Lofoten when it crashed into the sea 200 meters from the shore at the eastern side of Sørfjorden just three minutes after takeoff from Bodø. Pilot Sergeant Øystein Midthus was killed. The weather conditions were poor with low ceiling and shifting visibility anmd was a contributing factor to the accident. The plane and pilot was stationed at the 334 Squadron at Bodø.

Sources:

https://www.nrk.no/norge/disse-norske-pilotene-omkom-1.11637858
https://www.ditudo.com/?utm_source=newikis.com&utm_medium=referral


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2011 09:51 whiteshark Added
21-Jan-2011 03:10 whiteshark Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Nov-2015 19:23 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
21-Nov-2015 20:27 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2017 15:01 whiteshark Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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