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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152502
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SB39 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Saab JAS 39C Gripen
Registration: 39284
MSN: 39-284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Atlanic Ocean -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNB - ESDF
Destination airport:TER - LPLA
During Friday's transfer as flight SVFQ01 from Sweden to the Azores, heading to Nellis AFB to take part in Red Flag, an incident occurred in connection with air refueling.
Gripen's air refueling system, known as probe is a device that can be likened to an arm that flips out of the aircraft at air refueling. The point of this is designed to break when pressure becomes too great.
During a refueling occurred just this, so the whole group landed at Mildenhall AB in England.

The damaged aircraft returned to Ronneby 12 jan (in two-ship with 39.282) and was replaced with 39.254, departed (with 39.282) towards the Azores during the day (or on Tuesday 15 January?).



Photo of 39284 courtesy

Lossiemouth (EGQS / LMO)
October 2014; (c) Keith McKenzie (via Ian McDonell)

Revision history:

14-Jan-2013 07:22 Nieuportt Added
21-Jan-2013 03:00 Masen63 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2015 15:08 junior sjc Updated [Registration]
25-Oct-2015 15:44 junior sjc Updated [Cn]
07-Jan-2017 21:10 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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