ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55678
Last updated: 25 July 2014
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Date:23-MAR-2001
Time:ca 20:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic TOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Panavia Tornado IDS
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe (German Air Force) JBG34
Registration: 44+98
C/n / msn: GS151/4198
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nellis Air Force Range, NV -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nellis AB, NV
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on Nellis Air Force Range, 160 km NW of Nellis AFB, NV during Red Flag exercise. Major Bernd Lothar Koch (36) and Hptm Michael Bieler (36, both from JBG33) were killed.

Sources:
Scramble 263
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Tornado_Germany.htm
http://www.weltkriegsopfer.de/
Hamburger Abendblatt 27.3.2001
http://www.faz.net/aktuell/gesellschaft/luftwaffe-zwei-tote-nach-tornado-absturz-in-den-usa-161347.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2011 16:20 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2011 14:13 TB Updated [Source]
27-Jul-2012 01:12 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Jan-2014 19:31 TB Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
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