ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60348
Last updated: 31 January 2015
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Date:26-MAR-2001
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Owner/operator:493rd FS, 48th FW, USAF
Registration: 86-0180
C/n / msn: 1033/C408
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ben MacDhui, Caingorm Mountains, Highland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk (LKZ/EGUL)
Destination airport:RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk (LKZ/EGUL)
Narrative:
On 26.03.2001, F-15C-42-MC, 86-0180, c/n 1033/C408, of the 493rd FS, 48th FW, USAF, was one of two US Air Force F-15Cs which crashed near the summit of Ben Macdui in the Cairngorms during a low flying training exercise over the Scottish Highlands with low visibility. Captain Kirk Jones was killed in 86-0180. USAF investigators cited a breakdown in terrain avoidance responsibilities between the pilots and ground controllers.

In 2003, an RAF air traffic controller was found not guilty during a court martial.In 2006, the RAF Board of Inquiry stated that the pilots were partly responsible for accepting a clearly unsafe air traffic control instruction

Sources:
1. http://www.scramble.nl [Scramble 263]
2. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2001/F-15C-%282%29_Scottish-Highlands_UK_26Mar01.pdf
3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/2797511.stm
4. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4686602.stm
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F-15_losses#2000s
6. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/f-15.htm


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Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2014 22:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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