Accident General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon J-007,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46599
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Date:Friday 10 January 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:313 Sqn Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
Registration: J-007
MSN: 6D-163/L-286
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea 1.5 km off Vlieland, Friesland -   Netherlands
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Leeuwarden AB (LHW/ELHW)
Destination airport:Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands (EHLW)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Ex-USAF 88-0007, delivered 21 December 1990. Written off 10 January 1992 when crashed into the North Sea at the Vliehors range, 1.5 Km of Vlieland, in the Netherlands. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Willem van Suydam, (call sign VIPER RED 01) did not eject and was killed in the crash. Cause of the crash is believed to have been target fixation by the pilot, leading to spatial disorientation.



Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2008 02:06 harro Updated
08-Nov-2013 02:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 11:04 Kraus Updated [Operator]
11-Feb-2021 14:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Jun-2022 05:01 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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