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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72576
Last updated: 18 September 2019
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Date:11-FEB-2010
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A ADF
Owner/operator:5th Stormo, 23rd Gruppo, Aeronautica Militare Italia
Registration: MM7238
C/n / msn: 61-336
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Adriatic Sea, 3 miles off coast, between Cervia and Ravenna -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rimini-Cervia (LIPC)
Destination airport:Rimini-Cervia (LIPC)
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed in the Adriatic Sea, 3 miles out from the coast, between the cities of Cervia and Ravenna at 15:30 local. The pilot, Major Luca Crovatti (aged 37) ejected safely and was recovered by fishing boat.

The cause is still under investigation but it seems that just a few minutes after takeoff smoke filled the cabin and forced the pilot to head towards the open sea.

Sources:

1. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/754/
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194658/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/2010.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2010 09:01 felle Added
11-Feb-2010 09:59 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Feb-2010 10:19 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Feb-2010 10:40 Black Typhoon Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2010 10:11 Black Typhoon Updated [Registration, Cn]
12-Feb-2010 10:16 Black Typhoon Updated [Location]
12-Feb-2010 18:17 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2013 09:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2013 09:31 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2013 09:33 TB Updated [Source]
30-Nov-2013 03:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2014 16:55 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Oct-2014 15:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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