ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147359
Last updated: 23 August 2014
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Date:05-APR-1983
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:730 Esk, Royal Danish Air Force (Flyvevåbnet)
Registration: E-175
C/n / msn: B-023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fole, South Jutland -   Denmark
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aalborg, Denmark (AAL/EKYT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 5 April 1983: Struck by lightning when passing through clouds. All warning lights lit up and the aircraft lost hydraulic power. When the aircraft started to pitch up and did not respond to controls, the pilot (2nd Lieutenant Kim Robert Juul) ejected safely. The aircraft continued to a loop towards the pilot hanging in his chute and passed close by him.

On his way down he found out that he was going to land on a field were a horse was standing. Trying to steer clear of the field he almost made it when the dinghy, hanging on the line under the pilot, hit the horse on the back and the frightened animal ran away!

After he landed on the field, he got up only to discover that the horse was coming back in a very bad mood. Jumping over the barbed wire just minutes before the horse got to him, 2nd Lieutenant Juul then made his way to the nearest farm house and contacted the air base and within 20 minutes the SAR helicopter arrived.

The F-16 came to earth at Fole, in South Jutland. E-175 was ex-USAF 78-0175, and its loss was the first ever operational lost of an F-16 in Danish service

Sources:
1. http://stall.dk/rdaf/falcon/E175.html
2. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/DENMARK/F-16_Denmark.htm
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/175/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
5. http://www.viperpits.org/smf/index.php?topic=6826.5;wap2
6. http://www.milfly.dk/pdf/f16.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2012 00:21 Masen63 Added
02-Jan-2013 14:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2013 03:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
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