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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60400
Last updated: 9 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:53rd TFS, 36th TFW, USAF (53rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 36th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 76-0047
C/n / msn: 0230/A199.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 124 miles NE of Alconbury, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bitburg AFB, Germany (EADB)
Destination airport:
Crashed into North Sea, 124 nautical miles north-east of RAF Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, during Air Combat Training (ACT). Pilot - Captain Henry [Harry] B. Johnson - ejected safely

'Adler 53' (the mishap aircraft) was one of two F-15s on a DACT (Dis-similar Air Combat Training) mission against two F-5Es. The aircraft had just begun conversion to a gun attack on the lead F-5 when he called to terminate the engagement. Flames were observed coming from both engines. 'Adler 53' established a glide and reported that one engine had stagnated and that the other refused to start. The aircraft continued to descend. After passing through a haze layer the pilot ejected safely, 3 minutes 30 seconds after the problem first arose.



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Revision history:

01-Apr-2012 15:34 Dr. John Smith Updated
02-Apr-2012 12:48 Dr. John Smith Updated
15-Jul-2015 13:43 Dr. John Smith Updated
12-Jul-2016 00:21 Dr.John Smith Updated

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