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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60311
Last updated: 13 May 2019
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Date:30-SEP-1990
Time:12:35 MDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Eagle
Owner/operator:336th TFS, 4th FW, USAF (336th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 87-0203
C/n / msn: 1068/E043
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:63 miles north of Thumrait -   Oman
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Thumrait, Oman
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed north of Thumrait, Oman on Sep 30, 1990. Both crew died.

The aircraft was flying a low-level training mission over the desert about 63 miles north of Thumrait, Oman in preparation for Operation Desert Storm. Due to sand dust floating in the air close to the ground, sand-pitted aircraft windscreen and three external fuel tanks (which was unusual to Strike Eagles at that time), the pilot made a mistake by visually judging aircraft altitude that would have been necessary for performing a split-S maneuver. At the bottom part of the split-S, when the aircraft's nose was already pointing upwards (with the stick being pulled back fully) the aircraft's tail touched the ground (creating a fifty-foot trail of burned sand in the desert) resulting in a crash. Both crew, pilot Maj. Peter S. Hook and WSO Capt. James B. "Boo Boo" Poulet lost their lives.

According to come sources, the accident took place during low-level ACM (Air Combat Manoeuvres) with RAF Jaguars, in preparations for operation "Desert Storm".

Sources:

Flight International 8/14 May 1991
http://web.archive.org/web/20171029221354/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/f-15.htm
http://www.f-15e.info/joomla/history/2296-f-15e-losses#0-3-airframe-87-0203


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 08:16 harro Updated
01-Apr-2012 11:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2014 09:10 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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