Accident Northrop F-5A 568,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47580
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Date:Wednesday 3 January 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic F5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop F-5A
Owner/operator:Luftforsvaret (RNoAF)
Registration: 568
MSN: N7016
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bjåen Fjellstove/Hovden -   Norway
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Rygge Air Station
Destination airport:Rygge Air Station
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Was on a training mission to excute a simulated attack on two targets in formation with another F-5A. After starting the attack on a bridge at lake Særsvatn near Båen Fjellstue (a cottage) the plane hit the terrain and crashed a few hundred meters from the bridge into a slope towards Riksvei 12 (main road). Pilot Second leutenant Kent Aage Thygesen who was assigned to the 336 sqn perished.


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
12-Jun-2009 10:05 zerocinquanta Updated
21-Nov-2015 18:55 TB Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
22-Nov-2015 21:06 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2017 07:52 whiteshark Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
26-Sep-2017 07:58 whiteshark Updated [Narrative]

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