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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46552
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Time:12:25 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:414th CTSqn /57th FWWg USAF (414th CTSqn /57th Fighter WingWg United States Air Force)
Registration: 87-0269
C/n / msn: 5C-530
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Elgin South Military Operating Area, near Hoya, Nevada -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Destination airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Painted like a Sukhoi Su-27 and numbered '69' with an unusual tail code of 87-7269. Written off May 18 1993. The mission was 2-v-1 DACT (Dissimilar Air Combat Training) with two F-15s. Call sign was VIPER 1. Crash site was near Hoya, Nevada. Pilot ejected with some injuries but survived.

According to the following extract (albeit redacted/censored) from the official USAF report into the incident

"On 18 May 1993, Major Scott Anderson was scheduled to fly an F-16 (S/N 87-0269) on an air combat maneuvores training mission with two F-15s. This mission was a standard training mission for the 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. A military flight plan for the mission was filed on a Nellis Air Force Base Form 175 which served as the local flight clearance and daily flight order.

The flight lead for the mission was Major Francis G. Neubeck (call sign: Ringo 1). The number two aircraft was piloted by Major William E. MacLure (call sign: Ringo 2). Number three in the flight was Major Anderson (call sign: Viper 1).

After an on time take off, the flight proceeded to their scheduled range (Elgin South Military Operating Area). The flight performed their G-awareness turns and split up to the pre-briefed points of the area. Three engagements took place where the F-16 was simulated shot beyond visual range or the F-16 remained out of range of the F-15 weapons envelope.

On the fourth engagement, the F-16 was able to get within visual range of the F-15s resulting in a
visual engagement. On the fifth engagement (mishap engagement), Major Anderson performed a high G turn, suffered G-loss of consciousness (G-LOC) and subsequently ejected.

The aircraft impacted the ground at 12.25 local, within the Elgin Military Operating Area at co-ordinates 36'58.8" North, 114'37.2" West. There was no loss of private property. Major Anderson sustained a broken leg during his parachute landing"


1. USAF form 711 and official report at:

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
07-Mar-2013 00:13 wibaldie Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2013 17:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2013 17:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Nov-2013 17:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Apr-2020 19:20 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Operator]

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