F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Italian Air Force




Found 7 aircraft, displaying 1-7 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
06 Jun 2010 [sto] MM7269 79-0431 AMI 37 Stormo F-16B Block 10B Details
An unknown mishap happened to the aircraft, but is was never repaired afterwards.
26 Jan 2004 [w/o] MM7237 80-0581 AMI 18 gruppo F-16A Block 15A ADF News Article Details
Crashed at 19:10 hours at about 9 miles off the coast of Trapani. The pilot, Captain Giuseppe Morana, ejected safely and was rescued by helicopter. The aircraft had a main generator failure and the power in the battery to fire the EPU was too low.
11 Feb 2008 [w/o] MM7247 80-0604 AMI 18 gruppo F-16A Block 15B ADF News Article Details
Crashed into the sea at 20:00h off the coast of Sicily in between the islands of Levanzo & Marettimo during a night training exercise. The pilot, commander Maurizio De Angelis, ejected safely sustaining limited injuries.
11 Feb 2010 [w/o] MM7238 80-0615 AMI 23 gruppo F-16A Block 15B ADF News Article Details
The aircraft crashed in the Adriatic 3 miles out from the coast between the cities Cervia and Ravenna at 15:30h local. The pilot, Maj. Luca Crovatti, ejected safely.
22 May 2006 [w/o] MM7263 80-0616 AMI 18 gruppo F-16A Block 15B ADF News Article Details
The aircraft crashed in collision with F-16A (MM7246) into sea about 5 miles from Capo Ferrato in Sardinia. Both pilots, Pier Francisco Grassi (29) and Fabio De Luca (30), have managed to eject safely from their jets. The causes of the incident are still under investigation. The hypothesis of an in flight collision of the jets is however most likely at the moment.
05 Nov 2007 [w/o] MM7258 82-0969 AMI 18 gruppo F-16A Block 15M ADF News Article Details
The incident occurred at 14.50h local. The F-16 was on landing approach to the base when it sustained a bird strike which resulted in the jet crashing within the airfield boundaries, 50 meters from the runway. The pilot, Captain Moris Ghiadoni, 33 years old from Belgioioso (Pavia) was taken to military hospital for medical observation.
22 May 2006 [w/o] MM7246 82-1023 AMI 18 gruppo F-16A Block 15P ADF News Article Details
The aircraft crashed in collision with F-16A (MM7263) into sea about 5 miles from Capo Ferrato in Sardinia. Both pilots, Pier Francisco Grassi (29) and Fabio De Luca (30), have managed to eject safely from their jets. The causes of the incident are still under investigation. The hypothesis of an in flight collision of the jets is however most likely at the moment.



Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available



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