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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190299
Last updated: 19 April 2021
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Date:22-SEP-2016
Time:c. 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic HAR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
Owner/operator:US Marine Corps (USMC)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:150km E of Cape Hedo, Okinawa -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kadena Air Base (DNA/RODN)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
After taking off from from Kadena AB at 1300LT, the aircraft crashed offshore, 100 nautical miles east of Okinawa island, Japan. The pilot is reported to have been rescued.

III Marine Expeditionary Force Commander Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson ordered a temporary operational pause after the crash to allow for a detailed inspection of all jets.

Sources:

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp:443/hl?a=20160922-00063263-okinawat-oki
http://www.ibtimes.com/us-military-plane-crash-japan-av8b-harrier-ii-falls-sea-okinawa-2420347
https://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/22/asia/us-military-aircraft-crashes-off-japanese-island-of-okinawa/
https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/pilot-rescued-after-marine-corps-jet-crashes-off-okinawa-1.430368_
https://news.usni.org/2016/09/23/iii-mef-commander-orders-operational-pause-harriers-okinawa-crash


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Sep-2016 07:54 l1011tristar Added
22-Sep-2016 10:08 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 10:10 Aerossurance Updated [Total fatalities, Phase, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 12:56 isamuel Updated [Time, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Sep-2016 13:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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