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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145410
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:03-MAY-2012
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
Owner/operator:366th FWg /391st FSqn USAF (366th Fighter Wingg /391st Fighter Squadronqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 90-0254
C/n / msn: 1191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:unknown -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
Crashed during a routine training mission. The cause of the crash was a catastrophic failure of the right engine, leading to loss of hydraulics.
The aircraft belonged to the 366th Fighter Wing "Gunfighters" and deployed from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
Both crew members ejected safely.


The Accident Board President found by clear and convincing evidence the cause of the mishap was catastrophic failure of the right engine. The cause of the engine failure, by clear and convincing evidence, was a rare ignition of the titanium components within the engine resulting in an extremely destructive fire. This fire led to associated failure of critical hydraulic systems, which by a preponderance of the evidence, was a substantially contributing factor to the mishap. The loss of the right engine and critical hydraulic systems made the aircraft uncontrollable and resulted in the eventual crash.

Sources:

http://columnpk.net/us-fighter-plane-f-15-e-crashes-in-uae/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/03/crew-ejects-safely-after-us-f-15-crashes-in-mideast-on-training-mission.html
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/18087800/us-f-15-crashes-in-mideast-crew-ejects-safely
Photo: https://susanin.news/upload/resize_cache/iblock/1de/469_1000_1/1deb9bcbf6333bb17dd9825cd4f38451.jpg
https://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20120926/NEWS/209260325/Engine-failure-cited-in-F-15E-crash-in-May_/https://www.airforcemag.com/PDF/AircraftAccidentReports/Documents/2012/050312_F-15E_SWA_full.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:


Photo: USAF

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2012 17:50 RobertMB Added
03-May-2012 20:48 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Source]
22-Jun-2014 13:14 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2014 17:19 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2014 05:50 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2016 18:58 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Feb-2020 19:57 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Mar-2020 18:43 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Source]
05-Mar-2020 18:48 harro Updated [Location, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
01-May-2020 16:27 Allach Updated [Operator, Operator]

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