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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162457
Last updated: 5 May 2019
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Time:16:53 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16D
Owner/operator:77th FS, 20th FW, USAF (77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 91-0469
C/n / msn: CD-24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ashley River, 5 nm SE of Charleston, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Charleston AFB, South Carolina (CHS/KCHS)
Destination airport:Charleston AFB, South Carolina (CHS/KCHS)
Written off 18 April 2005 when crashed into a marshland area next to Ashley River, five nautical miles south east Charleston, South Carolina at about 5 pm local time. The aircraft was from the 55th FS but the crew were from the 77th FS.

The pilot, Major Steve Granger, realizing he couldn't get the jet back to Charleston Air Force Base chose to fly over the waterways around Charleston instead of more populated areas to make sure the plane didn't crash into homes or businesses. He then initiated the ejection sequence for both himself and the other crew member.

Granger and the other pilot, Lt. Col. Maurice Salcedo, parachuted from the jet about 10 seconds before it crashed. Both walked away but were examined at hospital as a precaution. The aircraft was on a routine training mission when it lost engine power.



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23-Nov-2013 00:06 Dr. John Smith Added

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