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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162499
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:30-MAR-2006
Time:14:15 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:421st FS, 388th FW, USAF (421st Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 89-2115
C/n / msn: 1C-268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Salt Lake, W of Salt Lake City, Tooele County, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Destination airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Narrative:
Written off 30 March 2006: The pilot, 1st Lt. Jay Bear, was conducting a close-air support training mission over the northern Utah Test and Training Range. He ejected safely. The aircraft went down in a muddy tidal area along one of the islands in the Great Salt Lake, in Tooele County, Utah. The F-16 suffered an engine failure**

**The official USAF report into the incident gives the crash site as "30 nautical miles south west of Hill AFB, Utah". The cause of the accident was attributed to "engine compressor stall" and the "failure of the No.4 engine bearing assembly"

Sources:

1. https://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=184007
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1989.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170218164837/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_00s.htm
4. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2963/
5. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2006/F-16%20_30March06.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2013 19:48 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Nov-2014 16:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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