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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146597
Last updated: 14 July 2021
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Time:14:03 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RFAL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Dassault Rafale M
Owner/operator:Aéronavale 12F
Registration: 24
MSN: 24
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Spanish coast -   Spain
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:FS Charles de Gaulle
Destination airport:FS Charles de Gaulle
Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Spanish coast, about 70nm southeast of Alicante, during a simulated dog fight with an F/A-18 Hornet of USS Eisenhower.

The pilot ejected safely and came down in sea where he was rescued by a U.S. helicopter and airlifted to the French-carrier FS Charles de Gaulle.

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

02-Jul-2012 13:19 karyan70 Added
02-Jul-2012 13:20 harro Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Jul-2012 07:20 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2017 19:55 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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