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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46406
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:17-MAY-2004
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:181st FW, 113th FS, Indiana Air National Guard,USAF (181st Fighter Wing, 113th Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard,United States Air Force)
Registration: 85-1555
C/n / msn: 5C-297
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wabash River,40 miles SW of Terre Haute, Indiana -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Terre Haute ANGB, IN (HUF/KHUF)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 17/5/2004 collided in mid-air over Wabash River, 40 miles southwest of Terre Haute, on the borders of Illinois and south western Indiana, at about 1:40pm with F-16C (86-0260), destroying both aircraft. Both aircraft were from the 181st FAW, 113th FS. Pilot of 85-1555, Maj. William E. Burchett, didn't survive the accident.

Witnesses said his parachute did not open fully, but he was killed at impact, ejection seat fired by itself. The other pilot, Maj. Thomas R. Sims, parachuted to safety. He was taken by ambulance to a Hospital.

Sources:

1. http://www.scramble.nl (Scramble 301)
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/1911
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1985.html
4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170218164837/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_00s.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
29-Oct-2013 00:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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