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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46630
Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Date:15-FEB-1991
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:17th TFS, 363rd TFW, USAF (17th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 84-1379
C/n / msn: 5C-161
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Al Dhafra Air Base, 20 miles south of Abu Dhabi -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM)
Destination airport:Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM)
Narrative:
F-16C 84-1379 of the 17th TFS. 363rd TFS, USAF was destroyed on the night of 14th/15th February 1991 when it crashed killing the pilot, Captain Dale Thomas Cormier. Pilot was attempting to land at Al Dhafra AB, United Arab Emirates. It was a non-combat loss.

Pilot took off on the evening of February 14th, 1991 but exact confirmation of the time of loss needs to be determined. (Not clear if it was before or after midnight local time) Some reports have the loss on the night of February 15/16 which is not correct.

Sources:

1. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1984.html
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170218120105/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_90s.htm
3. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/1709/
4. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1991-02-19/news/9101160284_1_robert-j-cormier-363rd-tactical-fighter-wing-air-force-pilot


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
03-Jul-2009 04:49 Jakub Cikhart Updated
06-Nov-2013 18:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Nov-2013 17:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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