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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46221
Last updated: 1 October 2019
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Date:12-JUN-2003
Time:06:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CG
Owner/operator:421st FS, 388th FW, USAF (421st Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 88-0424
C/n / msn: 1C-26
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South West of Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Incirlik Air Base (İncirlik Hava Üssü) (LTAG)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 12 June 2003 Went down over Iraq at 6:30 hours south west of Baghdad. The F-16 pilot was flying from a forward-deployed air base in South west Asia supporting operations in Iraq. The F-16 jet (#88-0424) crashed as Operation Peninsula Strike entered day three - the biggest American military assaults since the war.

The pilot ejected safely and was picked up by friendly ground forces. The only thing that was left of the aircraft were the tail and canopy. Cause of the crash was trapped fuel in the wing tanks due to a malfunction of an unknown reason. Further to this the fuel was not being monitored as the pilot was heading up to the tanker to get gas the engine flamed out.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl [Scramble 292]
2. http://usaf.aib.law.af.mil/ExecSum2003/F-16CG_AOR_12Jun03.pdf
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2661/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1988.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170218164837/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_00s.htm
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Aviation/Anniversaries/June_12


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2013 20:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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