ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145410
Last updated: 27 August 2014
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Date:03-MAY-2012
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (366th FW)
Registration: 90-0254
C/n / msn: 1191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Persian Gulf region -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A United States Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle crashed during a routine training mission somewhere in the Persian Gulf region, United Arab Emirates. The cause of the crash was a catastrophic failure of the right engine, leading to loss of hydraulics.
The aircraft belonged to the 366th Fighter Wing "Gunfighters" and deployed from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.

Both crewmembers ejected safely.

"Correction to the above statement" the plane in the picture linked below was station at RAF Lakenheath in England assigned to the 492d Fighter Squadron. The blue tail flash and the Squadron patch on the conformal fuel tank (CFT) are dead giveaways. It made a crash landing and both the Pilot and WSO (Weapon Systems Officer) remained in the plane. They performed an emergency egress on the ground (they did NOT eject).

Sources:
http://www.columnpk.com/us-fighter-plane-f-15-e-crashes-in-uae/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/03/crew-ejects-safely-after-us-f-15-crashes-in-mideast-on-training-mission/
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/18087800/us-f-15-crashes-in-mideast-crew-ejects-safely
Photo: http://susanin.udm.ru/upload/resize_cache/iblock/1de/469_1000_1/1deb9bcbf6333bb17dd9825cd4f38451.jpg
http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20120926/NEWS/209260325/Engine-failure-cited-in-F-15E-crash-in-May


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2012 17:50 RobertMB Added
03-May-2012 20:48 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Source]
22-Jun-2014 13:14 67.131.52.111 Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2014 17:19 220.255.2.68 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
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