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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47556
Last updated: 31 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:306 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-216
C/n / msn: 61-5/L-008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:IJsselmeer, 5 km NW of Stavoren on Vliehors Range -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Leeuwarden AB
Destination airport:Leeuwarden AB
Fatal crash on 10/3/1980 in IJsselmeer, 5 Km north-west of Stavoren in the Netherlands. Likely cause was pilot disorientation. The aircraft was practising on the Vliehors range. The pilot, Captain E.J.L. Kropman, was killed.

This incident covered a number of "firsts"; it was the first F-16 to be lost by the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), it was the first loss of an F-16 other than by the USAF, and it was the first fatality by the F-16 in KLu (indeed, any "foreign" air forces') service



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
07-Nov-2008 06:12 harro Updated
03-Oct-2011 15:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2013 15:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:00 Paco Updated [Operator]

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