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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46426
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:22-JUL-1998
Time:16:50 EDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:78th FS, 20th Operations Group, USAF (78th Fighter Squadron, 20th Operations Group, United States Air Force)
Registration: 91-0397
C/n / msn: CC-95
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, 23 miles S of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Destination airport:Shaw AFB, South Carolina (SSC/KSSC)
Narrative:
F-16C 91-0397 (call sign VANDY 61) of the 78th FS. 20th Operations Group, USAF, was written off on 22 July 1999 when crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, 23 miles south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The crash occourred at 16:50 EDT, at (co-ordinates 33'18.713" N,78'54.238" W).

The F-16 was in a simulated air-to-air combat training exercise from Shaw AFB. The pilot, Captain James Sevick, ejected safely and was subsequently rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter just 50 minutes later. He was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston for observation, and released later the same day

In August the wreckage of the aircraft was recovered from a depth of fifty feet. Cause of the crash was a faulty bearing in the engine which controls airflow. The result was low thrust and inability to retain altitude. Wreckage was recovered to Shaw AFB for examination.

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/news_article734.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194513/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1998.htm#jul
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1991.html
4. http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0302/ML030280107.pdf
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/78th_Attack_Squadron


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
17-Nov-2013 08:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 17:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]

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