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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46222
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Time:17:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CG
Owner/operator:310th FS, 58th FW, USAF (310th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 88-0451
C/n / msn: 1C-53
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barry M. Goldwater Range, 12 miles SW of Gila Bend, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Destination airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Written off 10 June 2003 at 17:15 hours at Barry M. Goldwater training range, 12 miles south west of Gila Bend, Arizona. Pilot, Captain David O'Malley, ejected safely at 1,120 feet AGL, and landed just over half-a mile from where the F-16 impacted into the terrain.

It was suspected that it was a 4th Stage turbine failure from a manufacturing defect in the Pratt & Whitney 220 series engines led to an engine fire, and catastrophic damage to the engine. All F-16's with this engine type installed were grounded as a result of this loss. A fault in the engine was found and remaining aircraft began flying once this part was replaced.


1. [Scramble 292]

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2013 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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