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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46825
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Date:30-JUL-1985
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:56th TTW, 72nd TFTS, USAF (56th TTW, 72nd TFTS, United States Air Force)
Registration: 79-0372
C/n / msn: 61-157
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Mexico, off Tampa, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:McDill AFB, Tampa Florida (MCF/KMCF)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 30/7/1985: Crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa Florida, USA, killing the pilot, 2nd Lieutenant J. O'Brien. Probable cause is believed to be pilot incapacitation due to the pilot blacking-out whilst pulling a high "g" manouvre

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/552/
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1979.html
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170306224555/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_80s.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
27-Oct-2013 17:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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