ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 136945
Last updated: 1 August 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:28-JUN-2011
Time:5:30 p.m.
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C-25-CF Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:64th Aggressor Sqn USAF (64th Aggressor Squadron United States Air Force)
Registration: 85-1413
C/n / msn: 5C-193
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Caliente, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nellis Air Force Base (LSV)
Destination airport:Nellis Air Force Base (LSV)
Narrative:
U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon jet 85-1413/WA crashed near Caliente at about 5:30 p.m on Tuesday (June 28 2011) officials at Nellis Air Force Base said.

The fighter jet from Nellis was participating in an air-to-air combat training mission when it went down, Air Force officials said. Search and rescue units were scrambled to the scene, officials said.

The pilot of a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon jet that crashed near Caliente earlier this week didn't survive, officials at Nellis Air Force Base said on Thursday 30 June 2011. The pilot was later named as Capt Eric Ziegler

U.S. Air Force officials said search and rescue teams found conclusive evidence that the pilot didn't eject from the aircraft before the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday about 20 miles west of Caliente, Nevada, on Bureau of Land Management property.

Sources:

1. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jun/28/nellis-air-force-base-reports-aircraft-mishap/
2. http://www.nycaviation.com/2011/06/f-16-pilot-still-missing-three-days-after-crash-in-nevada
3. https://lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jun/30/nellis-says-pilot-didnt-survive-f-16-crash/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1985.html
5. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/1771/


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Jun-2011 22:55 gerard57 Added
30-Jun-2011 02:34 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2011 13:25 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Jul-2011 06:26 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 19:20 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-Sep-2013 04:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 21:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description