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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236999
Last updated: 12 December 2020
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Time:c 09:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Owner/operator:493rd FSqn /48th FWg USAF (493rd Fighter Squadronqn /48th Fighter Wingg United States Air Force)
Registration: 86-0176
C/n / msn: 1027/C404
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 74 nm off Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL)
Destination airport:Lakenheath RAF Station (LKZ/EGUL)
A US Air Force F-15C Eagle, callsign "Chosen 4", part of a 4 ship formation, crashed into the North Sea. Search and rescue operations were conducted. The HM Coastguard helicopter from Humberside has been sent along with Bridlington and Scarborough RNLI lifeboats.
The wreckage of the aircraft, and the deceased pilot, were found late afternoon.

The aircraft was engaged in an air-to-air combat exercise. The pilot had 270.7 total military flying hours including just 64.3 hours in the F-15C/D and 151.7 F-15C simulator hours.

The accident was the result of “the pilot’s fixation on the intercept of the simulated adversary aircraft and failure to execute cockpit instrument visual scans” while flying through cloud cover and experiencing spatial disorientation, said a report by an Air Force accident investigation board.

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Revision history:

15-Jun-2020 10:06 gerard57 Added
15-Jun-2020 10:07 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Jun-2020 10:09 gerard57 Updated [Location, Country]
15-Jun-2020 10:29 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
15-Jun-2020 10:33 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 10:37 G.lee Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 10:51 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 10:54 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Damage]
15-Jun-2020 10:57 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 11:05 MIG29 Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
15-Jun-2020 11:52 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 12:18 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 17:37 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 18:55 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 19:01 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
15-Jun-2020 22:09 MIG21 Updated [Operator, Embed code, Operator]
15-Jun-2020 22:36 Aerossurance Updated [Operator]
16-Jun-2020 07:38 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
06-Jul-2020 10:32 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
24-Nov-2020 18:24 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
24-Nov-2020 18:26 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
24-Nov-2020 18:29 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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