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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46967
Last updated: 15 July 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16B
Owner/operator:56th TTW, USAF (56th TTW, United States Air Force)
Registration: 78-0105
C/n / msn: 62-31
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gulf of Mexico, off west coast of Florida -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:McDill AFB, Tampa Florida (MCF/KMCF)
Destination airport:
Written off 27/3/1981: Went down over the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida. The crash was caused by a fuel pump failure. The aircraft was recovered but damage was extensive to the cockpit area. Both crew ejected safely

The aircraft remains were brought back to MacDill AFB and stored in a hanger Everything was removed forward of the intake and it was used as a maintainence trainer for a while.

The aircraft is on display at the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at USAF Palmdale Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
03-Jan-2009 11:38 harro Updated
03-Oct-2011 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2011 15:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Country, Narrative]
29-Oct-2013 16:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Sep-2015 05:47 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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