Incident Northrop F-5A AH-N, 12 Dec 1968
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89259
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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: AH-N
MSN: N7044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ramnes -   Norway
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Rygge MAS (RYG)
Destination airport:Rygge MAS(RYG)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A formation of two F-5A took off from Rygge on a navigational/tactical mission at low altitude via Notodden-Kalhovd-Dokka-Eidsvoll and the southern part of the lake Øyeren. The mission was supposed to end with a GCA landing at Rygge because of low visibility in the area. Because of weather conditions, the planes were put in a holding position circling to await landing. Eventually they decided to divert to Torp/Sandefjord. The first plane spotted the airport through an opening in the cloudlayer and landed immediately on rwy 18. The pilot in AH-N sergeant Bjørn Krogstad didnt get the runway in sight and climbed to 4000 feet. At this time he ran out of fuel. He trimmed the plan up and ejected safely. The plane hit the ground at Gulåsen in Ramnes. the pilot laned in a tree top 850 meterws from where the plane had crashed.


Revision history:

20-Jan-2011 13:29 whiteshark Added
20-Jan-2011 13:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Jan-2011 03:22 whiteshark Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
21-Nov-2015 19:21 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
21-Nov-2015 20:30 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
28-Sep-2017 18:15 whiteshark Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]

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