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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69041
Last updated: 7 October 2019
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Time:20:24:09 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C-50
Owner/operator:77th FS, 20th FW, USAF (77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 91-0365
C/n / msn: CC-63
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic Ocean, 40 mile E of Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Shaw AFB (SSC/KSSC) Sumpter, SC
Destination airport:Shaw AFB (SSC/KSSC) Sumpter, SC
Two F-16s from the 20th Fighter Wing based at Shaw Air Force Bases have collided in mid-air somewhere over the Atlantic at 20.24 hours local time. One jet and its pilot are reported to be missing. The two aircraft involved were 91-0365 (crashed) and 91-0364 (damaged)

Both F-16s were on a night training exercise at the time. According to officials one of the pilots (Capt. Lee Bryant) was able to bring his damaged F-16 back to Charleston Air Force Base and was seen by medical teams before being discharged. The whereabouts of the other pilot (Capt. Nicholas Giglio) is unknown.

The crash happened "40 miles east of Folly Beach," said Rob Sexton, the chief of public affairs at Shaw.

Units from the US Coast Guard, US Navy and aircraft based out of Charleston Air Force Base are all participating in the search for the missing pilot. The searching area being covered is 10 nautical miles off Bulls Bay.

Earlier this week, Shaw Air Force Base had announced that pilots would be conducting nighttime exercises to get pilots proficient with night vision equipment and practice tactics critical to surviving in combat

The airforce has set up a board of enquiry to investigate the accident.



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Revision history:

16-Oct-2009 05:18 nikitas Added
16-Oct-2009 07:11 robbreid Updated
19-Jun-2011 09:30 mcsis Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2011 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2011 16:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
27-Oct-2014 21:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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