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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46570
Last updated: 1 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:323 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-359
C/n / msn: 6D-116/L-221
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arum, Friesland, WŻnseradiel, about 5 km SE of Harlingen -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands (EHLW)
Destination airport:Florennes AB, Netherlands (EBFS)
Ex-USAF 84-1359, delivered 30 October 1986. Written off 23 September 1992 when crashed into a residential area in the small town of Arum, near Lollum, 4 miles south of Franeker, Netherlands, due to an unrecoverable engine stall, after several attempts to re-light the engine failed.

(Arum is a small village in the Dutch province of Friesland. It is located in the municipality of WŻnseradiel, about 5 km south east of the city of Harlingen).

The pilot ejected safely, but a civilian on the ground was injured. The pilot was Captain Bob Verkroost who has previously ejected from F-16A J-625 on 4 June, 1988. This probably makes him the only Dutch pilot to eject twice from an F-16.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2008 02:49 harro Updated
09-Nov-2013 20:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 06:57 Lotos Updated [Operator]
09-Nov-2014 06:58 Lotos Updated [Destination airport]

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