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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227669
Last updated: 27 July 2019
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Date:21-JUL-2019
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 96-0080
C/n / msn: CC-202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Fairford RAF Station (FFD/EGVA) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Fairford RAF Station (FFD/EGVA)
Destination airport:Fairford RAF Station (FFD/EGVA)
Narrative:
A F-16 aircraft from the 480th Fighter Squadron (480 FS) suffered of an elevator issue (Delamination of the stabilizerís composite material, probably) during a demo flight in the RIAT airshow. The pilot aborted the show, climbed to higher altitude, then took 10 minutes to examine the situation. The plane landed safely.
No injuries were reported.

Sources:

https://www.airlive.net/usaf-f-16-suffered-a-serious-tail-issue-and-stopped-the-show-for-an-emergency-landing-at-riat/
https://theaviationist.com/2019/07/22/u-s-air-force-viper-demo-teams-f-16-suffers-horizontal-stabilizer-damage-during-display-flight-at-riat-2019/


Images:

Photo of 96-0080 courtesy AirHistory.net


Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
21 July 2019; (c) Trevor Thornton

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Jul-2019 12:14 Iceman 29 Added
27-Jul-2019 12:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Embed code]

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