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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160887
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:22-SEP-2013
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO)
Registration: 817
MSN: 02-2121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thumrayt -   Oman
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Thumrayt AB, Oman
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On September 22 2013 an Omani airman was killed in the second training accident to befall the Sultanate's Air Force 18 Sqn in less than a fortnight, the defence ministry announced Monday.

"Pilot Officer Abdelmalek Ben Yacoub al-Afifi was killed when the fighter he was flying crashed on Sunday evening," the ministry said, without giving further details.

Press reports - see links below - indicate that the aircraft in question was a Lockheed Martin F-16, and all of the Royal Air Force of Oman's F-16C/D-50 fleet are operated by 18 Squadron, RAFO and based at Thumrayt in the Dhofar Governate of South western Oman.

Sources:

1. http://main.omanobserver.om/?p=16020
2. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/23/oman-airman-dies-in-second-training-accident-in-weeks.html
3. https://www.defensenews.com/article/20130923/DEFREG04/309230021/Oman-Airman-Dies-Second-Training-Accident-Weeks/?odyssey=nav%7Chead
4. http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-military-pilot-killed-in-training-crash-1.1234561
5. http://www.f-16.net/units_airforce160.html
6. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/aircraft-assignments-active/unit/RAFO%2018%20sqn/


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Sep-2013 07:26 gerard57 Added
25-Sep-2013 00:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2015 07:49 El_serj Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
01-Apr-2018 12:13 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Feb-2021 09:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Operator]

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