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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230453
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Time:18:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:United States Air Force
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Rokkasho village, Aomori prefecture -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Misawa Airport (MSJ/RJSM)
Destination airport:Misawa Airport (MSJ/RJSM)
An F-16 fighter jet of United States Air Force's 35th Fighter Wing unintentionally dropped an inert bomb on a pasture five kilometers west out of the Draughon Gunnery Range. The dropped inert bomb which weights 230 kilograms was located in a hole, three meters under the ground. No personal injuries were reported. USAF at Misawa suspended the bomb drop trainings.


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Revision history:

07-Nov-2019 16:45 isamuel Added
08-Nov-2019 06:10 isamuel Updated [Date, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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