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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46432
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16AM
Owner/operator:315 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-140
C/n / msn: 6D-130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near CAF Goose Bay, Newfoundland -   Canada
Phase: En route
Departure airport:CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland (YYR/CYR)
Destination airport:CFB Goose Bay, Newfoundland (YYR/CYR)
Ex-USAF 85-0140, built by Fokker, and delivered 23 December 1987: had mid-life update and re-designated F-16AM. Written off 21 May 1998 when contacted trees while on a low-level flight near Goose Bay, Newfoundland. The F-16 was able to fly back to base safely.

Damage was extensive with the loss of its nose cone and one of its underwing tanks. An inspection of the aircraft deemed it unrepairable (damaged beyond economic repair), although it was recovered back to the Netherlands on 8 June 1998 for storage pending disposal.

By 1 August 2000, J-140 was at Woensdrecht AFB. When last reported, the cockpit section was currently active as a simulator trainer at the TNO Mission Simulation Centre (TNO-MSC) at Soesterberg AFB




Photo of J-140 courtesy

In Flight
13 March 1996; (c) Berry Vissers

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
22-May-2009 09:02 harro Updated
17-Nov-2013 07:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:07 INV Updated [Operator]

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