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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46551
Last updated: 16 August 2019
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Date:25-SEP-1984
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A-10
Owner/operator:429th TFS, 474th TFW, USAF (429th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 80-0477
C/n / msn: 61-198
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Nellis AFB, Clark County, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Destination airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Narrative:
Written off when crashed 25 September 1984, near Nellis AFB, Nevada: It is speculated that the pilot of 80-0477, Major Glenn Hessel, had a heart attack during the flight. What is known is that his wing man, who was flying beside him, said that he was slumped over and was not responding to radio calls.

Aircraft was in augmentor when it hit the ground, and it is possible the Major Hessel was already deceased prior to impact with the Nevada Desert.

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/616/
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1980.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170306224555/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_80s.htm
4. http://www.flightlineinsignia.com/USAF-Insignia/Vintage/Squadrons/429th-Tactical-Fighter-Squadron-Set-p3421.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
30-Oct-2013 21:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2013 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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