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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245431
Last updated: 13 April 2021
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Date:08-DEC-2020
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic F18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A44-223
C/n / msn: AF-23
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAAF stn Amberley (YAMB), 5 miles southwest of Ipswich, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Amberley RAAF Station, QLD (YAMB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A RAAF Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, operated by 1 Squadron, suffered a low speed runway excursion at RAAF Amberley (YAMB), Queensland. Both pilots ejected safely. The aircraft sustained damage to the nose landing gear. Some reports indicate there may have been a cockpit fire, though 'soot' from a low speed ejection is visible on the fuselage side.

Sources:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/two-australian-airforce-pilots-forced-to-eject-from-fighter-jet-at-queensland-amberley-airbase-south-west-of-ipswich/f7828fcb-ad71-48e6-817d-c512c7b2717c
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7046989/crew-eject-as-jet-fighter-crashes-in-qld/?cs=14231
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-08/super-hornet-crash-raaf-amberley-air-base/12962426
https://www.9news.com.au/videos/national/warplanes-fleet-grounded-after-take-off-incident-at-raaf-amberley/ckigqcwdh000d0hpigbvkxzzg

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Photo of A44-223 courtesy AirHistory.net


Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2020 07:21 gerard57 Added
08-Dec-2020 07:33 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:14 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:23 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:41 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 08:43 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
08-Dec-2020 08:43 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
08-Dec-2020 11:44 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 15:08 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2020 17:46 Lelek Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
08-Dec-2020 23:27 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Dec-2020 09:57 Aerossurance Updated [Location]
09-Dec-2020 17:19 Jixon Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
09-Dec-2020 19:38 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Dec-2020 20:53 Lelek Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
10-Dec-2020 14:19 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Dec-2020 18:20 Digger Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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