Accident McDonnell Douglas F-15C-28-MC Eagle 80-0037,
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Date:Thursday 2 January 1986
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F-15C-28-MC Eagle
Owner/operator:57th FIS USAF
Registration: 80-0037
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:100 nmiles south of Iceland -   Atlantic Ocean
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:NAS Keflavik
Destination airport:NAS Keflavik
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
"Split S" maneuver attempted as part of Low Altitude Step Down Training for new F-15 Pilots. IP elected to attempt the maneuver at 10,000' MSL in heavyweight (full CFTs) Eagles, realized it wasn't possible to complete the maneuver halfway through and pulled out early, over-G'ing his a/c. Student (No. 2, Capt. S. Nelson), not realizing the dangerous conditions, continued the maneuver until impacting the water.


Flight International 16 May 1987
Personal Witness / Mishap Board Member

Revision history:

21-Nov-2010 13:34 harro Updated [Location, Country, Source]
03-Jan-2016 20:44 Veedubber79 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2016 16:27 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]
09-Feb-2020 20:35 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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