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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46291
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:21-MAR-2001
Time:09:11 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16B-15
Owner/operator:46th TW, 40th FTS, USAF (46th TW, 40th FTS, United States Air Force)
Registration: 83-1169
C/n / msn: 62-119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bombing Range C-62, Elgin AFB, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Eglin AFB, Florida (VPS/KVPS)
Destination airport:Duke Auxiliary Field, Flordia (EGI/KEGI)
Narrative:
On March 21 2001 at 09:11 local time, F-16B 83-1169 of the 46th Test Wing, 40th Test Squadron suffered a class A mishap due to a bird strike - the aircraft ingested a pelican into the engine - over bombing range C-62 at Eglin AFB, Florida, and the engine failed. The aircraft landed safely at Duke Auxiliary Field and a fire broke out, due to severe damage to the fuel lines and extensive fuel leaks igniting. Both pilots managed to walk away without injury, but aircraft had major fire damage.

Deemed to be damaged beyond economical repair, and written off charge: the aircraft is now being used as a target on the test range at Eglin AFB, Florida.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl (Scramble 311)
2. http://download.high-g.net/files/AIB_Reports/83-1169.pdf
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/1499/
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1983.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2013 12:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2013 12:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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