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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46357
Last updated: 27 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:United States Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 84-1268
C/n / msn: 5C-105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Avon Park Air Force Range, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Homestead AFB, Florida (HST/KHST)
Destination airport:Homestead AFB, Florida (HST/KHST)
Per eyewitness report:

"Aircraft was #4 on routine training mission. When passing over a landfill in South Central Florida, suffered a bird strike (Turkey buzzard) through the canopy, pilot was killed instantly. Canopy rated for 10-lbs bird@500 knots. Aircraft was travelling at or near 600 knots. No ejection or radio call was initiated. Post crash investigation revealed that aircraft struck ground at 620 knots. Ejection "D-Ring" was not pulled. Pilot was USAF Major Sam DiAngelo. (Florida Air Force Reserve).


1. Me. Jonathan Vincent USAF: Separated. I was the lead crash investigator of this accident. It occurred near site of Valujet crash.

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
01-Jun-2009 11:05 lngp30 Updated
18-Nov-2013 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2018 13:10 TB Updated [Operator, Location]

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