ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152502
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Narrative:During Friday's transfer as flight SVFQ01 from Sweden to the Azores, heading to Nellis AFB to take part in Red Flag, an incident occurred in connection with air refueling.
Saab JAS 39C Gripen
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Unknown|
|Location:||Atlanic Ocean -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||RNB - ESDF|
|Destination airport:||TER - LPLA|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
Gripen's air refueling system, known as probe is a device that can be likened to an arm that flips out of the aircraft at air refueling. The point of this is designed to break when pressure becomes too great.
During a refueling occurred just this, so the whole group landed at Mildenhall AB in England.
The damaged aircraft returned to Ronneby 12 jan (in two-ship with 39.282) and was replaced with 39.254, departed (with 39.282) towards the Azores during the day (or on Tuesday 15 January?).
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