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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212007
Last updated: 15 June 2021
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Time:06:26 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Owner/operator:US Air Force (USAF)
Registration: 84-0008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:At sea, S of Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN)
Destination airport:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN)
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
The military fighter plane, assigned to 18th Wing, USAF, crashed into the sea, about 70 nm south of Kadena, after a technical malfunction (according to the initial news release) during a training flight with six other F-15s and F-22(s). The pilot ejected, however, received serious injuries including broken leg(s). The pilot was rescued by a helicopter of Japan Air Self-Defense Force at 07:45 LT, and sent to U.S. Naval hospital in Camp Foster.

The direct cause of the mishap was the pilot's initial improper application of forward stick with full right rudder, which resulted in the uncontrollable flight "due to the coupling of aerodynamic forces of yaw and roll," the AIB report states.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

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Revision history:

11-Jun-2018 04:44 gerard57 Added
11-Jun-2018 04:45 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Jun-2018 06:48 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Source]
11-Jun-2018 06:55 isamuel Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2018 08:12 sinfu2a Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2018 09:42 isamuel Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2018 11:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location]
11-Jun-2018 19:27 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location]
24-Apr-2019 13:54 isamuel Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Apr-2019 18:08 Aerossurance Updated [Registration, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-May-2019 11:17 harro Updated [Source, Accident report, ]

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