ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68207
Last updated: 18 April 2014
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Date:13-SEP-2009
Time:13:45 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:140 Squadron, Israeli Air Force (IDF/AF)
Registration: 140
C/n / msn: 6V-30
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bnei Haver, South of Hebron, Daoud Zatari -   Israel
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ramon AB, Israel (LLRM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-USAF 78-0337, delivered to Israel under FMS Program Peace Marble I 20 April 1981. Written off on 13 September 2009 when crashed at 13:45 hours local near the village of Bnei Haver, south of Hebron, Daoud Zatari, Israel.

The F-16 dived into the ground from 18,000 feet after executing ACMI training. The pilot, Lieutenant Assaf Ramon (son of Col. Ilan Ramon, who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia accident on February 1 2003) was killed in the accident. Probable cause was G-LOC (G-induced Loss of Conciousness), as the pilot did not respond to radio calls, nor did he eject or attempt to initiate the ejection sequence

Assaf Ramon was posthumusly promoted to the rank of captain at the age of just 21.

Sources:
1. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hseG2-ScWc-hq78NoiwdIlEDlRjA
2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8253465.stm
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/337/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
5. http://www.f-16.net/news_article3832.html
6. http://www.sky-high.co.il/134771/%D7%AA%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A0%D7%AA-%D7%A0%D7%A5-140---13-9-2009
7. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/ISRAEL/f16_israel.htm
8. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3776247,00.html
9. http://www.jta.org/2009/09/13/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/ilan-ramons-son-killed-in-f-16-crash
10. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hseG2-ScWc-hq78NoiwdIlEDlRjA


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Sep-2009 10:36 mironb Added
13-Sep-2009 10:43 harro Updated
13-Sep-2009 10:44 harro Updated
14-Sep-2009 01:27 mironb Updated
19-Mar-2012 03:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2013 06:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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