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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46378
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Time:13:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16CJ
Owner/operator:13th FS, 432nd FW, USAF (13th Fighter Squadron, 432nd Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 92-3900
C/n / msn: CC-142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Goyō-zan, Kamaishi, Tōhoku, Sanriku-rias coast of Iwate Pref -   Japan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture (MSJ/RJSM)
Destination airport:Misawa AB, Aomori Prefecture (MSJ/RJSM)
Written off 21 January 1999 when crashed into a mountainous forested area at the 1,341 metre-Goyō-zan Mountain, near the city of Kamaishi, Tōhoku, on the Sanriku-rias coast of Iwate Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan (at Approximate co-ordinates: 3916′N 14153′E)

The crash occurred at 13:30 hours and 85 miles south of Misawa AB. The aircraft was on a training mission. Cause of the crash was human error, and it was officially recorded as a CFIT (Controlled Flight Into Terrain) mishap.

A malfunctioning G-suit distracted the pilot who gave it an inspection. The aircraft at the time was at only 3,300 feet and 418 knots IAS. When the pilot returned his attention to flying, he found a windscreen full of the terrain of a ridge. He pulled back on the stick, but flew straight through the trees on the ridge. The cut was 85 feet long, 35 feet wide and just 20 feet above the ground. Forty-five seconds after hitting the trees, the pilot ejected safely.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
17-Nov-2013 23:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Nov-2013 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]

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