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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46653
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:33rd TFS, 363rd TFW, USAF (33rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 363rd Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 83-1151
C/n / msn: 5C-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM), 20 miles S of Abu Dhabi -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM)
Destination airport:
On August 9, 1990, the 17th and 33rd TFS of 363rd TFW became the first F-16 squadrons to deploy to the United Arab Emirates as part of Operation "Desert Shield". The units operated from Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM), 20 miles south of Abu Dhabi,as the 363rd Provisional Wing.

83-1151 was written off September 9 1990: the wingman observed fire coming out of engine during a training sortie from Al Dhafra. The pilot, Captain Richard Setzer, was forced to eject. The pilot safely ejected over the Saudi Arabian Peninsula (over Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates). It was a pre-war loss and wreckage was recovered in attempt to find spare parts, but "none" were usable.


1. Flight International 8-14 May 1991

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
19-Dec-2008 11:53 harro Updated
02-Jan-2013 17:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2013 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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