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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46331
Last updated: 12 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CG
Owner/operator:63rd FS, 56th FW, USAF (63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 89-2094
C/n / msn: 1C-247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barry M Goldwater range, SW of Gila Bend, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Destination airport:Gila Bend AFB, Arizona (GBN/KGBN)
On 16 February 2000, the F-16, out of Luke Air Force Base, was flying an air-to-air training mission, as part of a four-jet formation, when the pilot, Major Anthony Barrell had (unspecified) problems with his aircraft, so he diverted to Gila Bend AFB,Arizona for an emergency landing, but did not make it.

He ejected at about 12:10 hours at approximately 2,000 feet AGL. The aircraft impacted the terrain 3/4 miles from where the pilot ejected. All Luke AFB F-16's were temporarily grounded as a result of the investigation into the incident.


1. Air Forces Monthly - Attrition (April 2000)

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
25-Jul-2009 22:56 Harmy Updated
08-Feb-2012 03:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase]
03-Apr-2013 09:33 harro Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
18-Nov-2013 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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