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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 54570
Last updated: 6 October 2019
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Date:13-JAN-1989
Time:c. 09:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AJET model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet A
Owner/operator:Luftwaffe (German Air Force) JBG43
Registration: 40+87
C/n / msn: 0087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hinrichsfehn-Rammsfehn/Wiesmoor -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oldenburg AB
Destination airport:Wittmundhafen AB
Narrative:
RAF Tornado GR.1 ZD891/BB operated on a low-flying mission from Brüggen when it flew into a formation of four German Alpha Jets attacking Wittmund AB, colliding with one of the trainers. The Alpha Jet (40+87) crashed, but the pilot (Hptm Hermann Späth, 38) ejected safely. The Tornado crashed in a field, 200 from the outskirt of the village Hinrichsfehn, killing both crew members.

Sources:

Telegraaf 14-1-1989
HamburgerAbendblatt 14.1.1989, p1
https://www.flugzeugforum.de//forum/showthread.php?28259-Absturz-bei-Wiesmoor/page2


Images:

Photo of 40+87 courtesy AirHistory.net


Fairford (EGVA / FFD)
15 July 1985; (c) Alex Christie

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Dec-2008 10:15 harro Added
01-Nov-2009 05:15 FLYING BROTHER NO.1 Updated
17-May-2011 09:30 TB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2011 10:11 TB Updated [Time, Narrative]
17-May-2011 11:17 TB Updated [Operator]
17-May-2011 15:42 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2011 08:18 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
14-Aug-2012 12:23 TB Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2013 14:31 TB Updated [Source]

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