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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46283
Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A-20-MLU
Owner/operator:311 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-206
C/n / msn: 6D-113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles NE of Terschelling, West Frisian Islands -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Volkel AB (UDE/EHVK)
Destination airport:Leeuwarden AB (LHW/ELHW)
Allocated "shadow" USAF Serial 83-1206, and built by Fokker: delivered to the KLu 23 July 1986. Written off 15 June 2001: Pilot Major C. Deering, after suffering engine problems, attempted to divert to Leeuwarden. Deering had jettisoned his external fuel tanks, but was forced to eject at 11:15 hours 15 miles northeast of the island of Terschelling, West Frisian Islands. Major Deering was plucked out of the North Sea by the Leeuwarden SAR helicopter at 11:32 hours, just 17 minutes after ejecting

In 2004, the ejection seat of Major Deering was recovered from the North Sea after 3 years underwater. The tail section of this F-16 is on display in front of the 311 Sqn building.


1. (Scramble 267)


Photo of J-206 courtesy

Leeuwarden (EHLW / LWR)
15 May 1990; (c) Joop de Groot

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
22-May-2009 09:10 harro Updated
25-Sep-2013 13:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2013 13:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
21-Jan-2019 19:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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