Aircraft Photo of 159 | Dassault Mirage F1EH | Morocco - Air Force | #120611
Registration / Serial:159
Aircraft Original Type:Dassault Mirage F1
Aircraft Generic Type:Dassault Mirage F1
Aircraft Version:Dassault Mirage F1EH
Operator / Titles:Morocco - Air Force
C/n (msn):159
City / Airport:ChâteaudunMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: LFOC   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:15 October 2003
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 120611
Photo Comment

A rare squadron rotation took place in 2003 when four Moroccan Air Force Mirage F1s arrived at Châteaudun in France. The four aircraft, 127, 159, 166 and 171 did not showed any unit markings, but the aircraft are assigned to Escadron de Chasse Assad or Atlas, both based at 5 Air Base, Sidi Slimane. Two aircraft of the rotation have crashed, 127 in August 2015 after a bird strike near its homebase, while the here showed 159 crashed on 21 January 2019 after technical issues during landing. Both pilots escaped.

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