ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46829
Last updated: 27 November 2014
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Date:12-JUN-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16B-5
Owner/operator:332 Skv Royal Norwegian AF
Registration: 303
C/n / msn: 6L-3/L-033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:N of Banak in West-Finnmark, at approx. 7004′N, 2458'E -   Norway
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lakselv Airport, Banak (LKL/ENNA)
Destination airport:Lakselv Airport, Banak (LKL/ENNA)
Narrative:
Ex-USAF 78-0303, delivered 30 September 1980. Written off 12 June 1985, when crashed north of Banak, in West-Finnmark, Norway, during a low level flight over the ocean near approximate co-ordinates 7004′00″N, 2458′26″E.

The crew consisted of a pilot and a higher ranking officer. The pilot experienced a sudden pitch down and due to the low level he did not have time to recover so he chose to eject.

It was later speculated that the high ranking officer experienced a heart attack where he grabbed the side stick controller and pushed it forward. At the same time his body went rigid lifting up of the seat. When the pilot in charge decided to eject the seat hit the high ranking officer with extreem force causing serious internal injuries which later lead to his death. The pilot in charge survived without serious injuries

Sources:
1. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Country-By-Country/Norway.htm
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakselv_Airport,_Banak
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/303/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2011 05:44 whiteshark Updated [Cn, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Apr-2012 22:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2013 05:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2013 05:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Nov-2013 23:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
30-Oct-2014 09:53 INV Updated [Operator]
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