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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212007
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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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)
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:At sea, S of Okinawa -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Okinawa-Kadena AFB (DNA/RODN)
Destination airport:
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.

On 24th April 2019, Japanese Ministry of Defense released a summary of the accident report by U.S. The cause of the accident was the vertigo. The pilot of the accident plane too much concentrated on the simulated enemy F-22. Any technical malfunction, maintenance error and the aircraft design error were rejected.


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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]

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