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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46803
Last updated: 22 May 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:31st TFW, 306th TFS, USAF (31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 306th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force)
Registration: 83-1086
C/n / msn: 61-639
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Avon Park Air Force Range, Tampa, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:McDill AFB, Tampa Florida (MCF/KMCF)
Destination airport:
Crashed 27/2/1986: Engine failed over the Avon Park Air Force Range, Tampa, Florida (AGR/KAGR). Aircraft was low at altitude and speeds greater than Mach 1, so pilot pulled back on stick to gain altitude. After several unsuccessful attempts to re-light the engine, the pilot was forced to eject. It is suspected, not confirmed, that the aircraft ingested a bird (birdstrike). The remains of the aircraft were returned to the base at McDill AFB for investigation.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
28-Oct-2013 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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