Accident Northrop F-5A RI-C, Monday 10 January 1972
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Date:Monday 10 January 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic F5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Northrop F-5A
Owner/operator:Luftforsvaret (RNoAF)
Registration: RI-C
MSN: N7039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bogvatnet/Svartisen -   Norway
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Bodø Main Air Station
Destination airport:Bodø Main Air Station
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Was on a tactical/navigational mission at low altitude to attack six targets in the Rana-area. while passing Bogvannet (a lake) east of Svartisen (a glacier), the pilot lowered the nose to follow the terrain when he probably got disorientated loosing clues on the ground as the plane hit ground wings level. Pilot sergeantj Kjell Thorsrud was killed in the crash.He was assigned to the 334 Squadron in Bodø.


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Jan-2011 13:29 whiteshark Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Country, Narrative]
20-Jan-2011 13:29 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Nov-2015 19:00 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source]
21-Nov-2015 21:07 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2017 11:39 whiteshark Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Sep-2017 11:56 Whiteshark Updated [Narrative]

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