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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46242
Last updated: 7 September 2019
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Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:4th FS, 388th FW, USAF (4th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 89-2111
C/n / msn: 1C-264
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:25 miles SE of Wendover, Tooele County, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Destination airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
F‑16C 89‑2111 (call sing BANZAI 4) of 4th FS, 388th FW, Hill AFB, was written off 25 October 2002 when collided with F‑16 89‑2006 and crashed 25 mile SE of Wendover, Tooele County, Utah, on the Utah Test & Training Range.

The mishap was caused by the failure of both pilots to properly de-conflict their flight paths during a tactical turn. Other contributing factors included: loss of situational awareness, misinterpretation of closure and visual cues, task mis-prioritization and channelization, and expectancy.

The body of the pilot, 1st Lt. Jorma D. Huhtala, was found on Saturday (October 28) several miles from where his plane impacted. It was not clear if he had attempted to eject or if he had simply been thrown from the aircraft on impact.


1. [Scramble 284]

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Nov-2013 06:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2013 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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