Incident Northrop F-5A RI-M, 08 Sep 1971
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47096
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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: RI-M
MSN: N7049
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Vestertana/Tana -   Norway
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Banak
Destination airport:Banak
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Was on a tactical/navigational mission at low altitude with simulated attack on Hikavarre skytefelt (artillery range) in
formation with another F-5A from 334 Squadron which is stationed at Bodø. The pilot lost orientation and didnt manage to return to Banak. When he ran out of fuel at a height of 12000 feet he decided to eject. The pilot second lieutenant Thorleif Schjetne laned with minor injuries 10 kms south-east at Laggo in Langfjorden. The plane hit between Laksefjord and Tanafjord. The other plane RI-A landed at Banak with empty fuel tenks.


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2011 09:51 whiteshark Updated [Registration, Location, Country, Narrative]
21-Nov-2015 19:04 TB Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
21-Nov-2015 20:53 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source]
01-Oct-2017 08:48 whiteshark Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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