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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194570
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Time:09:31 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:113th Wg ANG USAF (113th Wg ANG United States Air Force)
Registration: 87-0306
C/n / msn: 5C-567
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Prince George's County, Clinton, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Camp Springs-Andrews AFB, MD (ADW/KADW)
Destination airport:Camp Springs-Andrews AFB, MD (ADW/KADW)
The aircraft crashed in Prince George's County 6 miles southwest of Joint Base Andrews in a wooded area after a loss of engine thrust and engine fire on take off. The pilot ejected safely.

The AIB found the main engine control of the F-16 was missing the necessary 600-degree training ring and the anti-rotation pin in its differential pressure pilot valve. This caused the main engine control to send too much fuel to the engine. This led to severe engine overspeed, severe engine over-temperature, engine fire, and, ultimately, a catastrophic engine failure.


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Revision history:

05-Apr-2017 14:00 gerard57 Added
05-Apr-2017 14:13 Iceman 29 Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Apr-2017 14:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Apr-2017 14:24 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Embed code]
05-Apr-2017 14:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Embed code]
05-Apr-2017 15:38 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Apr-2017 15:38 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Apr-2017 17:02 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Narrative]
05-Apr-2017 19:36 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2017 09:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
06-Apr-2017 11:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
19-Feb-2018 10:51 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2018 16:57 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
08-Feb-2020 18:52 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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