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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137760
Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Time:11:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C-30-CF
Owner/operator:100th FW, Alabama Air National Guard, USAF (100th Fighter Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, United States Air Force)
Registration: 87-0296
C/n / msn: 3C-557
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) Oshkosh, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)
An F-16C block 30 from 100 FS (#87-0296) named "City of Deatsville" sustained a hard landing after coming off the runway at Wittman Regional Airport during the AirVenture event at Oshkosh this morning (July 28 2012)

The incident happened at 11.20 hours local time on the north runway at Wittman Regional Airport near the Warbirds area.

Information regarding the status of pilot has not been released, but early reports indicate the pilot walked away and was taken for medical attention.

Bill Tregoning, an eyewitness, reported the following "It looked like the plane came off the edge of the runway going about 60 miles per hour," he said. "The front landing gear sunk into the soft ground because of the rain." He said the front landing gear of the F-16 may have broken

The subsequent USAF Board of Inquiry attributed the main cause of the crash as being due to the cockpit canopy fogging up, which impaired the pilots all round vision and caused spatial disorientation.

Although economically repairable, it was decided this was not feasible, and the airframe was stricken from charge on 18 July 2012 and scrapped




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Revision history:

29-Jul-2011 05:54 RobertMB Added
29-Jul-2011 05:57 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
31-Jul-2011 01:22 chullian1819 Updated [Embed code]
25-Sep-2013 04:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
11-Feb-2018 10:59 kookaburra1457 Updated [Photo, ]

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