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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178517
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Date:11-AUG-2015
Time:09:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CJ-50-CF Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:480th FSqn USAF (480th Fighter Squadronqn United States Air Force)
Registration: 91-0366/SP
C/n / msn: CC-064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Between Creußen and Engelmannsreuth, Bavaria -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Spangdahlem AFB (SPM/ETAD)
Destination airport:Spangdahlem AB
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Narrative:
The F-16 crashed in a forest after a reported mechanical failure. The pilot jettisoned the drop tanks and ejected safely. He sustained only minor injuries. The aircraft was carrying six 25lb inert training munitions, the Air Force said.
This F-16 is a part of the 480th Fighter Squadron of the 52nd Fighter Wing.
The 52nd Fighter Wing has cancelled flying operations for 24 hours for safety reasons.

The Air Force Accident Investigation Board report was made public 24th August 2016.
The US$ 39.79million aircraft call-sign "ROCKY 02" suffered a bearing cage structural failure within the main engine control which prevented fuel flow to the engine. Unable to re-start the engine the pilot was forced to eject.

Sources:

https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/spangdahlem-f-16-crashes-in-germany-pilot-has-minor-injuries-1.362387
http://www.tvo.de/creussen-lkr-bayreuth-militaerischer-kampfjet-abgestuerzt-154242/
http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=9416&sid=64bde3097ecd64c5264bf5874512e060&mode=view
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GD_F-16CJ_91-366_SP_480FS_(6843137873).jpg
https://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2015/08/11/air-force-f-16-crashes-southern-germany-pilot-ejects-safely/31450571/_/
https://www.usafe.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/924045/press-release-air-force-releases-investigation-results-on-f-16c-crash/
https://www.usafe.af.mil/Portals/8/documents/Spangdahlem%20F-16%20AIB%20Report.pdf?ver=2016-08-30-033647-423

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


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Aug-2015 10:13 gerard57 Added
11-Aug-2015 10:14 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 12:14 Iceman29 Updated [Registration, Source]
11-Aug-2015 13:58 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
11-Aug-2015 14:43 Iceman29 Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
11-Aug-2015 14:53 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 18:26 Chieftain Updated [Location, Destination airport]
15-Jan-2016 13:14 Lorenzo Lamas Updated [Operator]
14-Mar-2020 09:43 StokieSteve Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 09:45 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]
02-Mar-2021 09:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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