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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46497
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:555th FSqn /31st FWg USAF (555th Fighter Squadronqn /31st Fighter Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 89-2032
C/n / msn: 1C-188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mrkonjic Grad, Republika Srpska, near Banja Luka -   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Aviano AFB, Italy (AVB/LIPA)
Destination airport:Aviano AFB, Italy (AVB/LIPA)
This was Captain Scott O'Grady's aircraft. While patrolling the no-fly zone over Bosnia (Operation DENY FLIGHT) the aircraft was hit by an SA-6 Gainful SAM. The aircraft came down at Mrkonjic Grad, near the town of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia Herzegovina. Scott O'Grady was able to safely eject.

However, O'Grady spent six days on the ground in enemy territory before being rescued by a Marine Corps CH-53 and support aircraft. Scott was picked up from near the town of Mrkonjic Grad, Republika Srpska

Scott O'Grady's story made headlines around the world, becoming a celebrity.Captain O'Grady's full story is told in the book "RETURN WITH HONOR" (by Captain Scott O'Grady with Jeff Coplon) published by Doubleday, New York in 1995 (ISBN 0-385-48330-9). The 2001 film "Behind Enemy Lines", is loosely based upon his experiences.


1. Flight International 24-30 April 1996

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2008 03:45 harro Updated
14-Nov-2013 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Mar-2021 22:20 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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