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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60399
Last updated: 16 May 2019
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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: 75-0063
C/n / msn: 0166/A-142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bevern, Kreis Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Bitburg AFB, Rhineland-Palatinate (BBJ/ERAB)
Destination airport:
Caught fire during Air Combat Manouevre mission and crashed in the village Bevern, Niedersachsen, Germany. The pilot bailed out and landed in Essen ( Oldenburg ).

A three-aircraft flight left Bitburg for an Air Combat Tactics/Air Refuelling mission. Transit to the training area was uneventful. Combat started when Growl 17 (the mishap aircraft) made a radar lock on Growl 18 and began a rear attack. The aircraft closed on its target, attempting a high-angle gun shot. Growl 18 saw Growl 17 overshoot and burst into flames, and its pilot called "punch out, punch out!" Growl 16 saw a parachute shortly before the aircraft hit the ground. The pilot received minor injuries.


6. german aircraft crash site researcher Volker Urbansky


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Revision history:

01-Apr-2012 16:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Apr-2012 12:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
31-Oct-2015 12:23 Anon. Updated [Location, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
12-Jul-2016 00:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
04-Mar-2017 16:12 Anon. Updated [Location]
09-Mar-2018 16:58 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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