ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141893
Last updated: 22 November 2014
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Date:14-JAN-2012
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIR2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Mirage 2000D
Owner/operator:French Air Force
Registration: 619/188-IM
C/n / msn: 419
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tabuk -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two fighters crashed Saturday 14 January 2012 at noon in northern Saudi Arabia, following a mid-air collision.

“During joint training exercise "Green Shield" simulating an air combat, a Mirage 2000D of EC 3/11 aircraft belonging to the French armed forces collided with an McDonnell Douglas F-15C aircraft of the Royal Saudi Air Force", said an official from the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia.

The three pilots ejected safely.

Sources:
http://www.foxcrawl.com/2012/01/15/french-saudi-fighter-jets-crashed-during-training-flights-above-tabuk/
http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2012/01/14/97001-20120114FILWWW00474-arabie-un-mirage-francais-s-ecrase.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2012 03:44 gerard57 Added
15-Jan-2012 04:36 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2012 06:05 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn]
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