ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65927
Last updated: 3 September 2014
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Date:23-JUN-2009
Time:22:27 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16
Owner/operator:421st TFS, 388th TFW, USAF
Registration: 89-2108
C/n / msn: 1C-261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Utah Test & Training Range, 35 miles S of Wendover, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Destination airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Narrative:
Written off 23 June 2009 when the aircraft crashed in a remote part of the Utah Test And Training Range, 35 miles south of Wendover, Utah, at 22:25h local time. (The official USAF AIB report puts the crash location as "100 nautical miles south west of Hill Air force Base").

The pilot, Captain George Bryan Houghton, was killed in the mishap. The crash was caused by target fixation and disorientation due to low night illumination.

Sources:
1. http://www.altair.com.pl/start-3088
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1989.html
3. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2009/F-16CM_Hill_22Jun09.pdf
4. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2956/
5. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/23/Pilot-missing-after-F-16-goes-down-in-Utah/UPI-78461245781187/
6. http://www.4utah.com/sitesearch?q=UPDATE-F-16-crash-pilot-confirmed-dead
7. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705312345/Crash-kills-Hill-pilot.html
8. Video: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=6910228

F-16 89-2108 taxying at Hll AFB, Utah on March 27 2007 89-2108 Falcon Taxiing

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jun-2009 21:38 signaal Added
19-Jun-2011 03:29 MCSIS Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Narrative]
29-Nov-2013 05:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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