ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46369
Last updated: 1 September 2014
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Date:26-MAR-1999
Time:08:40 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:308th FS, 56th FW, USAF
Registration: 88-0490
C/n / msn: 1C-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:22 miles SW of Luke AFB, Maricopa County, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Destination airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Narrative:
Written off 26 March 1999 when suffered an engine failure which forced the pilot, Captain Michael G. Rider, to eject at 2,175 feet AFL. The aircraft crashed after about 20 minutes after take off at 8:40 hours, 22 miles south west of Luke AFB, Maricopa County, Arizona. All Luke AFB F-16's were subsequently grounded as the result of the crash until all engines could be inspected.

Cracks were found in 63 other F-16 P&W 220 engines augmentor ducts. Cracks in the afterburner resulted in the earlier F-16 crash of 84-1304 on February 3, 1999. The aircraft was on a training mission with practice munitions.

Sources:
1. http://www.f-16.net/news_article229.html
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1988.html
3. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_90s.htm
4. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2727/
5. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0907/ML090770385.pdf


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Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2013 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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