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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46642
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16C
Owner/operator:4th TFS, 388th TFW, USAF (4th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 88-0483
MSN: 1C-85
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Night Camel West Training Area, northeastern Saudi Arabia -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Al Dhafra Air Base (DHF/OMAM)
Destination airport:
Written off 8 January 1991 when crashed during a night-time training mission.The mishap occurred in the north-eastern part of Saudi Arabia at Night Camel West training area. 88-0483 Crashed killing the pilot, Captain Michael L. Chinburg, during a night training flight. It is believed to have been from spatial disorientation. Deployed for Desert Storm, but did not see any combat.


1. Aviation Week & Space Technology 14-1-1991

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Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
02-May-2009 05:34 harro Updated
02-Jan-2013 17:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2013 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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