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Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:17-APR-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas F-15A Eagle
Owner/operator:525th TFS, 36th TFW, USAF (525th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 75-0059
C/n / msn: 0160/A139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles SW of the Dogger Bank, off Cromer, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bitburg AFB, Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Engine flamed out during ACM with F‑5Es into North Sea 15 miles SW of the Dogger bank, off the coast of Cromer, Norfolk. Pilot, Captain Richard S. Hauk, ejected safely.

The mishap aircraft was No 3 in a three-ship flight on a Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics (Dact) mission against four F-5Es. The incident took place in the Aggressor Training Area, 125 n.m. north-east of RAF Alconbury, UK. During the engagement No 3 called "bingo minus one," indicating that his remaining fuel was 100 lb below the pre-briefed fuel state for return to base. The F-15s disengaged and began recovery. Two minutes later No 3 called that he had 4,000 lb of fuel remaining but no fuel in the feed tanks. The starboard engine then flamed out, followed two minutes later by the port engine. Anticipating a complete loss of flight controls the pilot ejected at 14,000 feet, sustaining minor injuries in the process.

Sources:

1. Davies, Steve; Dildy, Doug (2007). F-15 Eagle Engaged—The World's Most Successful Jet Fighter. Botley, Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84603-169-4 p.240
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20171029221354/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/aircraft_by_type/f-15.htm
3. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1975.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F-15_losses
5. http://www.f-15.nl/wo.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Apr-2012 11:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2012 12:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
20-Jun-2013 20:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2016 00:11 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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