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Aircraft: 78-0175
LM Aero T/V 6F-2
Local C/N B-023
Delivered RDAF E-175
F-16A Block 1
Current RDAF E-175
F-16A Block 1
Status [w/o]

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Aircraft History

Date Status Local S/N Airforce/Unit Version Name Info
21 Mar 1980 [act] E-175 F-16A Block 1
24 Mar 1980 [act] E-175 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 1
Oct 1981 [act] E-175 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 1
05 Apr 1983 [msh] E-175 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 1
Crashed near Fole, South Juttland. It was the first loss for the Danish. The aircraft crashed due to lightning strike. The pilot, 2nd lieutenant Kim Robert Juul, ejected safely. In about 2,000 feet the aircraft came down through a heavy rain cloud, when a lightning suddenly hit the starboard side of the radome. Almost every warning light came on and the pilot called out a MAYDAY to Skrydstrup Approach. The aircraft was flying normally until the hydraulic pressure started to go down to 1,000 PSI (normal pressure is 3,000 PSI), then suddenly the aircraft made a powerful pitch-up and since there were no response to the stick, the pilot ejected. The aircraft then made a full loop and came back inverted towards the pilot, who by now was hanging in his parachute, but luckily it went past him. On his way down he found out that he was going to land on a field were a horse was standing. Trying to steer clear of the field he almost made it when the dinghy, hanging on the line under the pilot, hit the horse on the back and the frightened animal ran away. After he landed on the field, he got up only to discover that the horse was coming back in a very bad mood. Jumping over the barbwire just minutes before the horse got to him 2nd lieutenant Juul then made his way to the nearest farm house and contacted the air base and within 20 minutes the SAR helicopter arrived.
05 Apr 1983 [w/o] E-175 RDAF Esk 730 F-16A Block 1

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Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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