ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146597
Last updated: 30 October 2014
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Date:02-JUL-2012
Time:14:03 LT
Type:Dassault Rafale M
Owner/operator:Marine Nationale (French Navy)
Registration: 24
C/n / msn: 24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Into sea off the Spanish coast, about 70nm southeast of Alicante -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:FS Charles de Gaulle
Destination airport:FS Charles de Gaulle
Narrative:
Marine Nationale (French Navy) Dassault Rafale M of 12F crashed into sea off the Spanish coast, about 70nm southeast of Alicante, during during a a simulated dog fight with an F/A-18 Hornet of USS Eisenhower.

The pilot ejected safely and came down in sea where he was rescued by a U.S. helicopter and airlifted to the French-carrier FS Charles de Gaulle.

Sources:
http://lemamouth.blogspot.be/2012/07/un-rafale-marine-secrase-en-mer.html
http://maltaspotting.blogspot.nl/2012/07/french-navy-rafale-crashes-into-sea-off.html
http://portail-aviation.blogspot.fr/2012/07/marine-nationale-perte-dun-rafale.html?spref=fb

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/4/9/1758941.jpg (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jul-2012 13:19 karyan70 Added
02-Jul-2012 13:20 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Jul-2012 07:20 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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