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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46310
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Time:18:00 CDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:457th FS, 101st FW, USAF (457th Fighter Squadron, 101st Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 85-1456
C/n / msn: 5C-236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles from Tulla, Swisher County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Destination airport:Fort Worth NAS JRB (FWH/KNFW)
Written off when crashed 28 August 2000, four miles from Tulla, Swisher County, Texas, during an unauthorised aerobatic display. The F-16 clipped the top of a barn at a farm near Tulia, before impacting a ploughed field. Pilot, Major Stephen W. Simmons, was buzzing his in-laws, since they owned the property.

He was in the process of completing a loop, starting at 140 feet with a top of only 4,759 feet. Unfortunately he wasn't able to complete the loop and never ejected. Time of the crash was 18:00 hours, and the F-16 was en route from Hill AFB, near Ogden, Utah, to Fort Worth Naval Air Station (Joint Reserve Base) at Carswell Field, Texas. Eye witnesses said the aircraft lost power and then crashed.


1. [Scramble 257]

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2013 23:24 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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