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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46599
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:313 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-007
MSN: 6D-163/L-286
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea at Vliehors Range, 1.5 km off Vlieland -   Netherlands
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Leeuwarden AB (LHW/ELHW)
Destination airport:Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands (EHLW)
Ex-USAF 88-0007, delivered 21 December 1990. Written off 10 January 1992 when crashed into the North Sea at the Vliehors range, 1.5 Km of Vlieland, in the Netherlands. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Willem van Suydam, (call sign VIPER RED 01) did not eject and was killed in the crash. Cause of the crash is believed to have been target fixation by the pilot, leading to spatial disorientation.



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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2008 02:06 harro Updated
08-Nov-2013 02:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:04 Kraus Updated [Operator]
11-Feb-2021 14:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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