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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60233
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:08-JAN-2004
Time:19:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic MIR2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Mirage 2000D
Owner/operator:L'Armée de L'Air, EC 2/3
Registration: 621/3-JG
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mas-Saint-Chély -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nancy-Ochey Air Base (BA 133) (LFSO)
Destination airport:Nancy-Ochey Air Base (BA 133) (LFSO)
Narrative:
A Dassault Mirage 2000D departed Nancy-Ochey Air Base (BA 133) at 17:26 on an assault and in-flight refueling exercise.
At an altitude of FL345 the airspeed seemed to drop and an amber caution light illuminated. The crew initiated a descend but the airspeed indicator showed a decreasing speed. The crew ejected at FL260. The airplane crashed.
Cause: possible freezing of water that had entered the pitot tube.

Sources:

http://www.defense.gouv.fr/content/download/14711/132071/file/telecharger_le_rapport_public_bead_air_a_2004_001_a.pdf
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Mirage_2000/mirage_2000.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2012 13:50 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 06:30 JF Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2018 08:56 JF Updated [Registration]

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