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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46784
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:16th TFTS, 57th FWW, USAF
Registration: 80-0599
C/n / msn: 61-320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Silver Lake,Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Destination airport:
On 11/9/86, F-16A 80-0599 of the 16th TFTS, 57th FWW, piloted by Major Terry L. Slawinski was on a Fighter Weapons School upgrade sortie out of Nellis AFB, Nevada. Major Slawinski was the flight lead and instructor pilot. All aspects of the mission were normal, until departing the working area for recovery back at Nellis. At that point, the aircraft developed engine problems and caught fire. The pilot ejected successfully at 4,000 feet, and the aircraft was destroyed on impact.

Per eyewitness report from the pilot, Major Terry L. Slawinski:

"I remember the day well! It was a tough emergency to figure out. Glided, on fire, from 22,000 feet to about 4,000 feet, before I bailed out. Spent one hour on the ground before the chopper found me. I saw most of the big pieces in a hangar at Nellis, but I never saw the crash site"

The wreckage came down within a few yards of where F-86E 51-13044 had crashed on 8/1/1955



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
28-Oct-2013 23:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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