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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46826
Last updated: 2 September 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:496th TFS, 50th TFS, USAF (496th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force)
Registration: 80-0606
C/n / msn: 61-327
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hahn AFB, Rhein-Hunsrück district of Rhineland-Palatinate -   Germany
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hahn AFB (EDAH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 30/7/1985 when caught fire and was destroyed on the runway at Hahn, West Germany. Pilot Mike Jaensch, ejected from the aircraft safely. Investigation found that when the pilot, on his take off run, went into full afterburner, a fan blade from the engine broke off and went into a fuel tank, which caused it it catch fire on the runway.

Damaged beyond economic repair, 80-0606 was been last seen in 2002 on "Celebrity Row" in the "Bone Yard" in Tucson, Arizona

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/745/
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170306224555/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_80s.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hahn_Air_Base#496th_Fighter-Interceptor_Squadron
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1980.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
17-Oct-2013 21:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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