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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46955
Last updated: 6 August 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:34th TFS, USAF (34th Tactical Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force)
Registration: 78-0046
C/n / msn: 61-42
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Utah Test & Training Range, 80 miles W of Salt Lake City, Utah -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Destination airport:Hill AFB, Utah (HIF/KHIF)
Crashed 5/8/1981 on the Utah Test & Training Range, 80 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah, killing the pilot, Captain J. Edgington Moats. As result of this accident, all USAF F-16's were grounded two days later. It was the F-16's second grounding. Cause of accident was a malfunctioning bleed air valve which allowed bleed air to leak out onto the EPU, causing an electrical surge that shut down the flight control computer



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2009 11:53 harro Updated
03-Oct-2011 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2013 21:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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