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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190510
Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:05-OCT-2016
Time:c17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-16I Block 52 Sufa
Owner/operator:Israeli Air Force
Registration: 119
C/n / msn: YD-21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ramon Air Base, Negev -   Israel
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ramon Air Base (LLRM)
Destination airport:Ramon Air Base (LLRM)
Narrative:
The crew decided to eject after they experiencing a loss of control just before landing. The pilot was killed as a result of the ejection while the navigator suffered only light injuries. The fighter was part of a large strike package dispatched in response to a Gaza-launched rocket that landed in the southern Israeli town of Sderot.

As a result of the mishap, the air force intends to change its procedures related to asymmetric flight towards landing, instructing pilots to drop unused weapons into the sea in order to stabilise their aircraft.

Sources:

www.jpost.com
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2016/10/05/israeli-pilot-dies-after-f-16i-ejection-following-gaza-attack/
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/israel-reviews-unused-weapons-carriage-after-f-16i-c-434348/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Oct-2016 19:20 gerard57 Added
05-Oct-2016 19:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
05-Oct-2016 19:24 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Oct-2016 19:51 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Oct-2016 14:48 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Feb-2017 11:13 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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