Accident Northrop F-5A 127, 05 Dec 1972
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47075
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop F-5A
Owner/operator:Luftforsvaret (RNoAF)
Registration: 127
MSN: N7071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fjærekjerringa/Bodø -   Norway
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Bodø Main Air Station
Destination airport:Bodø Main Air Station
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A formation of three F-5A took off from Bodø on a training mission to deliver weapons at low altitude at Setermoen skytefelt (artillery range) at night. Number 1 and 2 in the formation hit the mountain Fjærekjerringa on the island Kjærringøy 15 nautical miles north of Bodø 30 meters beneath the top of the ridge at an altitude of 1700 feet around six minutes after departure from Bodø. Pilot Lieutenant Knut Karsten Johannessen and another pilot from 336 squadron was killed.


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
21-Nov-2015 18:47 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
22-Nov-2015 20:47 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2017 18:54 whiteshark Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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