Accident General Dynamics F-16A 6611, Thursday 27 September 2001
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Date:Thursday 27 September 2001
Time:14:51 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
General Dynamics F-16A
Owner/operator:Fuerza Aérea Venezolana (FAV)
Registration: 6611
MSN: 9P-3
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Barcelona Airfield -   Venezuela
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
While completing a circuit on arrival at Barcelona airfield, Base Tte.Av. Luis del Valle García, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela, the aircraft ingested and impacted a turkey vulture. Pilot, Colonel Héctor G. D'Armaz Dugarte (commanding officer of Grupo Aéreo de Caza N°16 at that time), was unable to lower the landing gear.

D'Armaz aimed the aircraft away from the airport, ejected safely, 20 metres from the ground and at 100 knots, and suffered a broken right leg in three places. The airframe came down 165 feet away from the main gate.



Revision history:

15-May-2009 05:28 JorgeRodrigues Added
21-Nov-2013 02:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2019 13:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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