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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60339
Last updated: 19 May 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1986
Time:12:30 PM
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15C-28-MC Eagle
Owner/operator:57th FIS, USAF (57th FIS, United States Air Force)
Registration: 80-0037
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:100 nm S of Iceland -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:NAS Keflavik
Destination airport:NAS Keflavik
Narrative:
"Split S" maneuver attempted as part of Low Altitude Step Down Training for new F-15 Pilots. IP elected to attempt the maneuver at 10,000' MSL in heavyweight (full CFTs) Eagles, realized it wasn't possible to complete the maneuver halfway through and pulled out early, over-G'ing his a/c. Student (No. 2, Capt. S. Nelson), not realizing the dangerous conditions, continued the maneuver until impacting the water.

Sources:

Scramble
Flight International 16 May 1987
Personal Witness / Mishap Board Member


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2010 13:34 harro Updated [Location, Country, Source]
03-Jan-2016 20:44 Veedubber79 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2016 16:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]

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