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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197254
Last updated: 20 February 2020
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Time:12:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Northrop F-5N Tiger II
Owner/operator:US Navy (USN)
Registration: 761533
C/n / msn: L1008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:20 nm, SW of Key West, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:NAS Key West
Destination airport:NAS Key West
Pilot ejected during a training exercise and was recovered safely by USCG at 13:15. The pilot was later released from the hospital with no apparent injuries. Some debris was recovered but the aircraft sank in 3000ft water. Currently, the Navy does not plan to recover the rest of the aircraft.

The F-5 was attached to Fighter Squadron Composite 111 (VFC-111) Sundowners based at Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. Identification data: USAF contract 76-1533 to Swiss AF J-3008 to US Navy with hybrid-BuNo. 761533. F-5E upgraded to F-5N circa 2007.


Revision history:

09-Aug-2017 21:26 Aerossurance Added
09-Aug-2017 21:27 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 21:46 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 21:48 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
10-Aug-2017 08:33 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
11-Aug-2017 07:08 Anon. Updated [Source]
11-Aug-2017 17:41 78Delta Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 11:12 CDo Updated [Narrative]
12-Aug-2017 16:44 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]

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