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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60382
Last updated: 7 October 2015
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
Owner/operator:9 TFS, 49 TFW, USAF
Registration: 77-0072
C/n / msn: 0347/A284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NAS Fallon, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada
Destination airport:NAS Fallon, Nevada
Crashed after colliding with F-15A 77-0061, also of the 9 TFS 49 TFW. One aircraft (77-0072) was destroyed in the collision, but the other (77-061) sucessfully made an emergency landing at NAS Fallon, Nevada (and was still in USAF service on 15/01/2008)


I was in the lead F-4 doing a pop-up attack. The F-15s were our MiG Cap. Didn't see the midair but saw 0072 spin in. All attacking F-4s, F-15s and F-5s originated at Nellis. Tanker and F-111s were from elsewhere. 0072 was chasing an A-4 when he was run over. The pilot discusses his ejection during this incident (at the 18:10 mark) in this DoD film:

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Revision history:

02-Apr-2012 16:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2013 00:40 osvidar6 Updated [Departure airport, Embed code]
25-Apr-2014 08:19 Updated [Embed code]
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