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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46573
Last updated: 5 September 2020
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Time:13:22 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:314th TFS, 58th TW, USAF (314th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 58th TW, United States Air Force)
Registration: 83-1139
C/n / msn: 5C-22
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, SSE of Yuma, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Destination airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Written off September 1 1992 when crashed onto the Barry M. Goldwater range, south-south-east of Yuma, Arizona. Aircraft experienced an engine failure due to FOD (Foreign Object Damage) while participating in an ACM IUT sortie.

The aircraft was flown by Captain Eddie "Lizzard" Moran USMC (Call sign IRATE 01), an F/A-18 pilot on exchange to the USAF, who ejected safely. The engine had just been reinstalled in the airframe after returning from a civilian contractor located in Texas. This was the second flight after the installation.

The first flight was flown by a student on an instrument training sortie. A tool was left inside the shroud that protects the levers that control the variable compressor blades, and this was attributed to being the cause of the engine failure that caused 83-1139 to crash



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
09-Nov-2013 19:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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