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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46614
Last updated: 9 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:312 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-880
C/n / msn: 6D-97/L-197
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 18 miles W of Sardinia -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Decimomannau, Sardinia (DCI/LIED)
Destination airport:
Ex-USAF 81-0880, delivered 13 June 1985. Written off 21 May 1991 when control was lost in a dive, after an unrecoverable engine stall, during air combat manoeuvres on a sortie from Decimomannu Air Base, Cagliari, Sardinia. The incident took place over the Mediterranean, 18 miles off the western coast of Sardinia, Italy.

The pilot ejected safely, and was rescued by a SAR helicopter from Decimomoanu. The wreckage of J-880 was recovered, and sold for scrap at Gilze-Rijen in 1992, after completion of accident investigation procedures.


1. Flight International 13-19 May 1992


Photo of J-880 courtesy

Uden - Volkel (EHVK / UDE)
29 September 1989; (c) Fred Willemsen

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
14-Jan-2009 11:43 harro Updated
07-Nov-2013 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:08 INV Updated [Operator]

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