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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46956
Last updated: 2 June 2019
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Date:17-JUL-1981
Time:
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-217
C/n / msn: 6D-6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leeuwarden AB -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands (EHLW)
Destination airport:Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands (EHLW)
Narrative:
Written off 17/7/1981: Aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it ran over the barrier at Leeuwarden AB, the Netherlands. The pilot, Lt. Filip Appeldorn, ejected safely and survived the accident. The mishap occurred during initial conversion training due to an engine problem. This was the first zero-zero ejection from an F-16A.

Aircraft was nominally ex-USAF 78-0217, delivered 19/12/1979

Sources:

1. photograph of crash: http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000209017L.html
2. http://anp.kb.nl/thumb/showmsgdetail/msgdate/17-07-1981/msgnr/59
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194436/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1981.htm
4. http://www.flyingbrick.nl/f16.htm
5. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1978.html
6. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/217
7. http://webspace.webring.com/people/lw/werner/generaldynamicsf16fightingfalcon/F-16.html


Images:

Photo of J-217 courtesy AirHistory.net


Leeuwarden (EHLW / LWR)
21 May 1980; (c) Joop de Groot

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
07-Nov-2008 06:20 harro Updated
22-Nov-2011 09:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2012 11:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
29-Oct-2013 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:01 Polish Updated [Operator]
02-May-2019 21:09 Cobar Updated [Embed code]

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