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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189353
Last updated: 27 January 2020
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Date:18-AUG-2016
Time:07:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic A4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas TA-4K Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Draken International Inc
Registration: N140EM
C/n / msn: 157914
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:NNW of Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Nellis AFB (LSV/KLSV)
Destination airport:Nellis AFB (LSV/KLSV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Aircraft crashed NNW of the Nellis base near Sloan Lane and Las Vegas Blvd, south of I-15, after an in-flight emergency at the end of a training sortie that had commenced at 0620.

According to the pilot, he was the lead of a flight of two, returning to LSV after completion of their task. He led the formation to the overhead pattern and shortly after the break to downwind, the airplane experienced a loss of engine power. The pilot at first initiated a turn towards the airport; however, he realized that he was unable to make the runway and consequently turned left towards a field and then initiated ejection. The airplane subsequently struck terrain and was consumed by fire. The pilot ejected close to the ground and was treated for minor injuries.

The ex-RNZAF aircraft was operated by a civil contractor in support of the 57th Adversary Tactics Group, USAF.
Exercise Red Flag 16-4 was under way at the time of the accident.

Sources:

Twitter
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://news3lv.com/news/local/aircraft-crash-reported-near-nellis-air-force-basehttp://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/aircraft-crash-reported-near-nellis-afb]
https://www.ktnv.com/news/military-plane-may-have-crashed-in-las-vegas-valley
https://www.rt.com/usa/356396-aircraft-crash-las-vegas/
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=140EM
http://www.drakenintl.com
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article96407562.html]
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20160818X75326&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2016 15:58 Aerossurance Added
18-Aug-2016 16:02 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Registration, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 16:06 Aerossurance Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 16:27 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 16:31 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 16:55 Anon. Updated [Total occupants, Embed code]
18-Aug-2016 17:17 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 17:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
18-Aug-2016 17:24 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 20:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2016 21:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
20-Aug-2016 02:19 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
20-Aug-2016 08:32 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
24-Aug-2016 09:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2016 17:20 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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