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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46883
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:322 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-252
C/n / msn: 6D-41/L-282
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leeuwarden airfield. -   Netherlands
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands (EHLW)
Destination airport:
Written off 4 October 1983: Ran off the runway at Leeuwarden AB. The pilot, Captain J.C. De Vries, was unfortunately killed in the incident. The accident resulted from the ingestion of a heron into the engine at high speed during a heavy weight take-off roll.

Since the hook system did not function correctly, the arrestor cable was missed and the aircraft left the end of the runway with a speed of approximately 100 knots. Immediately thereafter it overturned and came across a ditch which tore off the nose gear and the nose section. When the aircraft came to a halt, everything ahead of the fuel tank was gone

J-252 was ex-USAF 78-0252, delivered 15 January 1982.




Photo of J-252 courtesy

Leeuwarden (EHLW / LWR)
4 October 1983; (c) Lieuwe Hofstra

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
07-Nov-2008 06:34 harro Updated
30-Oct-2013 04:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jan-2019 19:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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