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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89896
Last updated: 3 August 2019
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Type:Saab JAS 39C Gripen
Registration: 39259
C/n / msn: 39-259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vidsel (ESPE) -   Sweden
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Vidsel (ESPE)
Destination airport:Vidsel (ESPE)
The pilot was comin in for landing and made a left turn with 8,8 G to 160 degrees. Went to a upgoing roll to the right with reducing G forces. When G forces was reduced to 5.5 G, the canopy was blown of the aircraft and the ejection seat initaited. The pilot was ejected from the aircraft without iniating it.
The ejection handle was altered by Martin-Baker for the 39 c/d model. The inflation of the G-suit made the handle release and initiate ejection on its own.


Crash investigation report (in swedish)

Revision history:

06-Feb-2011 03:06 Masen63 Added
25-Oct-2015 15:44 junior sjc Updated [Cn, Narrative]
07-Jan-2017 20:49 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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