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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46911
Last updated: 16 July 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:313th TFS, 50th TFW, USAF (313th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 50th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 80-0564
C/n / msn: 61-285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 miles NW of Hahn AB, Rheinland Palantate -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Hahn AB, West Germany (EDAH)
Destination airport:Hahn AB, West Germany (EDAH)
Written off 1/12/1982 when crashed 1.5 miles North-west of Hahn AB. The pilot, First Lieutenant Rick French, ejected safely.

Per eyewitness report:

"The call sign was Curl 08. Landing runway 04, crosswind component had many aircraft crabbing in on final. Last plane out on this particular night...Inbound with the GCA, pilot took over visually and hit the runway 22 localizer, stripped the landing gear, lost hydraulics, computer took over and a/c executed burner climb with pilot ejection at apex."

The jet hit the approach lights and lost hydraulics. It went into a maximum burner climb, looped and consequently crashed in the woods off base, one and-a-half miles (2.5 Km) to the north-west



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
23-Mar-2012 11:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2013 01:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2020 14:54 Dietmar Heinz Updated [Operator]

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