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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46909
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Date:27-DEC-1982
Time:10:57 PST
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:428th TFS, 474th TFW, USAF (428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 79-0343
C/n / msn: 61-128
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sheep Range, Nevada Desert, 40 miles N of Las Vegas -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Destination airport:Nellis AFB, Nevada (LSV/KLSV)
Narrative:
The mishap aircraft was lead of a two ship mission scheduled for Basic Fighter Maneuvers in Ranges 61 and 62 (R4806) and Alamo training area (Desert Military Operating Area). Mission was scheduled to include support from Air Combat Manoeuvering Instrumentation (ACMI). Each aircraft was scheduled to be loaded with one Airborne Instrumentation Subsystem (AIS) pod, one AIM-91, and a 300-gallon centerline fuel tank and two weapons pylons on wing stations 3 and 7.

The flight took off from Nellis AFB at 1047 PST in formation and proceeded to their assigned airspace. Once established in the area, they engaged in Basic fighter manoeuvers, starting initially from beyond visual range. The final engagement was set up within visual range. During the final engagement, the leaderís aircraft departed controlled flight. The pilot ejected successfully. The aircraft impacted the ground and was destroyed.

Sources:

1. http://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post/Sheep-Range-F16A-Site-Photos-2081089?trail=15
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/523/
3. http://joeidoni.smugmug.com/gallery/3219502#!i=246354454&k=mCS7h [pictures of wreckage]
4. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1979.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170306224555/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Aircraft_by_Type/F-16/USAF/f_16_USAF_80s.htm
6. http://www.vegashikers.com/pic/20120920/p1.html
7. http://home.comcast.net/~stp9506/F16sheep.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
23-Mar-2012 11:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2013 01:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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