ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46642
Last updated: 20 August 2014
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Date:08-JAN-1991
Time:Night
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:4th TFS, 388th TFW, USAF
Registration: 88-0483
C/n / msn: 1C-85
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Night Camel West Training Area, northeastern Saudi Arabia -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 8 January 1991 when crashed during a night-time training mission.The mishap occurred in the north-eastern part of Saudi Arabia at Night Camel West training area. 88-0483 Crashed killing the pilot, Captain Michael L. Chinburg, during a night training flight. It is believed to have been from spatial disorientation. Deployed for Desert Storm, but did not see any combat.

Sources:
1. Aviation Week & Space Technology 14-1-1991
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2720/
3. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_90s.htm
4. http://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/usa/f-16.html
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1988.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
02-May-2009 05:34 harro Updated
02-Jan-2013 17:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2013 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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