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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46386
Last updated: 7 February 2020
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Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed-Martin F-16CJ
Owner/operator:55th FS, 20th FW, USAF (55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 93-0538
C/n / msn: CC-173
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shaw AFB, approx. 6 miles WNW of Sumter, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Destination airport:Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Written off 19 November 1998 when the commander of the 55th Fighter Squadron ejected from this F-16 at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. Crashed about 2 miles from end of runway

Pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Harvey, survived the ejection which occurred about 15:00 hours. The pilot ejected under a minute after take off. Cause of the crash was due to engine fuel control problems from a faulty A.C. generator which gave wrong signals to the Digital Engine Control (DEC). Just after the pilot left the aircraft, the engine regained power and flew for an additional thirty seconds before impacting the ground two miles from the end of the runway.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
17-Nov-2013 22:05 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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