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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229809
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Date:08-OCT-2019
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CM
Owner/operator:52nd FWg /480th FSqn USAF (52nd Fighter Wingg /480th Fighter Squadronqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 91-0340
C/n / msn: CC-38
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Zemmer, near Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Spangdahlem Air Base (SPM/ETAD)
Destination airport:Spangdahlem Air Base (SPM/ETAD)
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
An F-16CM, of 52nd FW, crashed into a wooded area near Zemmer, north of Trier.
The pilot ejected, but was injured and taken to hospital.
An F-16 with callsign "Warhawk 11" issued an emergency (squawk 7700) but it has been suggested that it could have been the wing man of the aircraft in trouble.
The Air Force Accident Investigation Board Report was released on 11th February, 2020. A combination of partail electrical power loss and poor weather immediately after take-off caused the pilot to eject and the US$ 25,551,000 F-16 came down 8 nautical miles south of Spangdahlem AB.

Sources:

https://www.zeit.de/news/2019-10/08/militaerflugzeug-nahe-trier-abgestuerzt
https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland-pfalz/trier/Unglueck-im-Kreis-Trier-Saarburg-F16-Kampfjet-bei-Zemmer-abgestuerzt,f16-flieger-abgestuerzt-100.html
https://www.rt.com/news/470450-germany-zemmer-fighter-jet-crash/
https://www.morgenpost.de/vermischtes/article227310739/US-Militaerflugzeug-ueber-Wald-in-Rheinland-Pfalz-abgestuerzt.html
https://www.radarbox24.com/data/mode-s/AE16E9#1344023104
http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=56366&p=430592#p430592
https://www.usafe.af.mil/News/Press-Releases/Article/2080422/usafe-releases-accident-investigation-board-report/
https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads/2020/02/AIB-REPORT-F-16CJ-8-OCT-19-SPANGDAHLEM.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of 91-0340 courtesy AirHistory.net


Spangdahlem (ETAD / SPM)
9 March 2015; (c) Stephan de Bruijn



Photo: USAF

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2019 14:22 gerard57 Added
08-Oct-2019 14:32 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2019 14:33 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2019 14:45 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2019 15:01 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
08-Oct-2019 15:15 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2019 15:21 Iceman 29 Updated [Location]
08-Oct-2019 15:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Photo]
09-Oct-2019 07:55 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
09-Oct-2019 16:35 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Narrative]
09-Oct-2019 18:41 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
10-Oct-2019 14:10 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2019 20:38 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
30-Mar-2020 11:53 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2020 11:55 harro Updated [Destination airport, Photo, Accident report, ]
12-Jul-2020 20:36 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]

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