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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162547
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Time:09:08 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16D
Owner/operator:61st FS, 56th TW, USAF (61st Fighter Squadron, 56th TW, United States Air Force)
Registration: 84-1330
C/n / msn: 5D-24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gila Bend AFB, Maricopa County, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Destination airport:Gila Bend AFB, Arizona (GBN/KGBN)
F-16D 84-1330 (call sign VIKING 02) of 61st FS, 56th FW, USAF, based at Luke AFB, Arizona was
substantially damaged - possibly written off and beyond repair - when it made a belly landing at Gila Bend Auxiliary Field, Arizona on April 2, 2008, while returning from training mission and subsequently slid off the runway.

Pilot had not advanced the throttle to full power in order to return to flight, before retracting the undercarriage. He may have been carrying out a touch and go landing and take off. Both crew were unhurt, and egressed from the F-16D on the ground, once it had come to a stop 1200 feet from the end of the runway (no ejection sequence was initiated).

84-1330 was not repaired or put back into service. Instead, the F-16D was transferred to the AMARC at the Davis Monthan AFB "boneyard" as item #FG0589 on September 12, 2008. Last noted preserved, "shrink wrapped" in air tight plastic at Davis Monthan awaiting either repair/return to service or disposal.



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29-Nov-2013 02:52 Dr. John Smith Added

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