PlannedOn Thursday June 27th 2001, Boeing 707T/T (MM62148, coded 14-01, 14° Stormo, 8° Gruppo, Practica di Mare) was planned for an Air-to-Air-Refeuling mission during the exercise Clean Hunter from Geilenkirchen, Germany. 4 Tornado's and 2 Harrier's were planned to be refeuled in Air Refeuling Area 9, for the east coast of the United Kingdom.
With a crew of 2 pilots, 2 mechanic, 2 visual checkers and some additional crewmembers.
MissionThe flightplan stated a 1430z departure from Geilenkirchen with the following waypoints.
the map of the flight (Credit: http://www.aeroplanner.com/)
Bad luck was that only 1 aircraft, Tornado ZA463/FK from 12sqn Lossiemouth, came along for some fuel. During this exercise 12 to 15 aircraft was normal during a mission. Unfortunately not that day :-(
CreditsThanks to Italian Air Force:
Thanks to Geilenkirchen:
Thanks to www.dutchmil.com:
Sentry home page.