Accident McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle 90-0254, Thursday 3 May 2012
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Date:Thursday 3 May 2012
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F15 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
Owner/operator:366th FWg /391st FSqn USAF
Registration: 90-0254
MSN: 1191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:65nm South of Al Dhafra AB -   United Arab Emirates
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Al Dhafra AB
Destination airport:Al Dhafra AB
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Crashed during a routine training mission. The cause of the crash was a catastrophic failure of the right engine, leading to loss of hydraulics.
The aircraft belonged to the 366th Fighter Wing "Gunfighters" and deployed from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho.
Both crew members ejected safely.

The Accident Board President found by clear and convincing evidence the cause of the mishap was catastrophic failure of the right engine. The cause of the engine failure, by clear and convincing evidence, was a rare ignition of the titanium components within the engine resulting in an extremely destructive fire. This fire led to associated failure of critical hydraulic systems, which by a preponderance of the evidence, was a substantially contributing factor to the mishap. The loss of the right engine and critical hydraulic systems made the aircraft uncontrollable and resulted in the eventual crash.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: USAF AIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Photo: USAF

Revision history:

03-May-2012 17:50 RobertMB Added
03-May-2012 20:48 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Source]
22-Jun-2014 13:14 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2014 17:19 Anon. Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2014 05:50 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2016 18:58 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
09-Feb-2020 19:57 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Mar-2020 18:43 StokieSteve Updated [Operator, Source]
05-Mar-2020 18:48 harro Updated [Location, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]
01-May-2020 16:27 Allach Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Jul-2024 09:59 phoenixegmh Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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