Accident General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon 89-2032, Friday 2 June 1995
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Date:Friday 2 June 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:555th FSqn /31st FWg USAF
Registration: 89-2032
MSN: 1C-188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mrkonjic Grad, Republika Srpska, near Banja Luka -   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Aviano AFB, Italy (AVB/LIPA)
Destination airport:Aviano AFB, Italy (AVB/LIPA)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
This was Captain Scott O'Grady's aircraft. While patrolling the no-fly zone over Bosnia (Operation DENY FLIGHT) the aircraft was hit by an SA-6 Gainful SAM. The aircraft came down at Mrkonjic Grad, near the town of Banja Luka, Republika Srpska, Bosnia Herzegovina. Scott O'Grady was able to safely eject.

However, O'Grady spent six days on the ground in enemy territory before being rescued by a Marine Corps CH-53 and support aircraft. Scott was picked up from near the town of Mrkonjic Grad, Republika Srpska

Scott O'Grady's story made headlines around the world, becoming a celebrity.Captain O'Grady's full story is told in the book "RETURN WITH HONOR" (by Captain Scott O'Grady with Jeff Coplon) published by Doubleday, New York in 1995 (ISBN 0-385-48330-9). The 2001 film "Behind Enemy Lines", is loosely based upon his experiences.


1. Flight International 24-30 April 1996

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2008 03:45 harro Updated
14-Nov-2013 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Mar-2021 22:20 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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