ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46967
Last updated: 21 December 2014
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Date:27-MAR-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16B
Owner/operator:56th TTW, USAF
Registration: 78-0105
C/n / msn: 62-31
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Mexico, off west coast of Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:McDill AFB, Tampa Florida (MCF/KMCF)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 27/3/1981: Went down over the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. The crash was caused by a fuel pump failure. The aircraft was recovered but damage was extensive to the cockpit area. Both crew ejected safely

The aircraft remains were brought back to MacDill AFB and stored in a hanger Everything was removed forward of the intake and it was used as a maintainence trainer for a while.

Sources:
1. http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1982/1982%20-%200082.html
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/105/
3. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_80s.htm
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
03-Jan-2009 11:38 harro Updated
03-Oct-2011 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2011 15:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country, Narrative]
29-Oct-2013 16:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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