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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76491
Last updated: 15 January 2022
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Time:14:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-16D
Owner/operator:Elliniki Polemikí Aeroporía
Registration: 604
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SW of Chrysi Island, Crete -   Greece
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Chania/Soúda AFB - LGSA
Destination airport:Chania/Soúda AFB - LGSA
Collision with F-16C 522 at 14:05 local during a training exercise. Both pilots of the F-16D 604 ejected, with Lieutenant Paulos Botzakis being safely recovered. However, the other pilot, Captain Iosif Anastasakis, although also recovered by a SAR team, died in hospital three days later (August 29) due to his injuries. The pilot of the F-16C involved (Captain Anastasios Balatsoukas) was also killed.



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Revision history:

26-Aug-2010 08:46 nikitas Added
26-Aug-2010 12:53 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2010 12:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
26-Aug-2010 13:26 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type]
27-Aug-2010 09:41 nikitas Updated [Registration, Other fatalities]
27-Aug-2010 10:21 RobertMB Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
30-Aug-2010 11:02 Black Typhoon Updated [Source]
08-Sep-2010 15:17 moviola Updated [Source]
30-Apr-2013 20:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
01-Dec-2013 06:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2014 18:55 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 17:23 TB Updated [Operator]
28-Nov-2014 19:21 TB Updated [Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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