F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Hellenic Air Force




Found 19 aircraft, displaying 1-15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
26 Jun 2001 [act] 110 88-0110 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30H Details
Damaged when the LEF of the left wing faced upwards during flight. The aircraft made an emergency landing at Leeuwarden AB, the Netherlands.
02 Jun 2003 [w/o] 116 88-0116 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30J Details
This information is not solid, but looks likely that this is the aircraft that was lost on June 2, 2003. It is the only HAF block 30 that cannot be accounted for after 2003 by spotters on Scramble's web site. Further confirmation is required. Here are the details regarding this mishap. Possible bird ingested in the engine, but certainly was an issue with the engine. Pilot, Captain Pliatsikas Theodoros jettisoned the drop tanks and attempted to make it to a runway but fell short three nautical miles from the base near Volos. An Air Force rescue helicopter picked up the Captain after his safe ejection. After a short stay in an Air Force hospital, he was released.
13 Nov 2000 [w/o] 123 88-0123 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30J News Article Details
Impacted the sea near Aghualos weapons range, Greece. Unfortunately, First Lieutenant Konstantinos Kakavas was killed
23 Sep 1997 [w/o] 131 88-0131 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30K News Article Details
Crashed into the eastern part of the Aegean Sea near Agios Efstratios Island. The aircraft was out on a routine training mission. The pilot was missing and assumed to be killed in the mishap
15 Jul 1993 [w/o] 135 88-0135 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30K Details
Went down in the Aegean Sea off Skiros island, while on training mission. Pilot ejected safely
26 Nov 1992 [w/o] 137 88-0137 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30K Details
Collided in mid air with Mirage 2000EG (238), from the 332 Mira. The accident happened near the Island of Skiros (Pelagos) during a DACT exercise. The pilot from the Mirage, D Bratzios, was rescued but the F-16 pilot, Captain A Bridak was killed
13 Nov 1995 [w/o] 142 88-0142 HAF 346 Mira F-16C Block 30L Details
Engine cut while returning to its base at Nea Angchialos in company with another F-16. The engine cut at 8,000 ft, but after unsuccessfully starting the engine, the pilot ejected safely at about 1,000 to 1,400 ft above the sea just north of Skiros Island
Unknown [act] 145 88-0145 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30H Details
Some time in 1995 shortly after engine start up, the engine experienced an auto acceleration malfunction resulting in an onboard fire. Aircraft was eventually repaired but exact date is still unknown.
13 Oct 2004 [w/o] 146 88-0146 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30H News Article Details
Was lost in a mid-air collission with another F-16D (147, 88-0147). Both pilots, Major Ioannis Kommatas and Captain Athanasios Sioutas, were unfortunately killed in this mishap
13 Oct 2004 [w/o] 147 88-0147 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30H News Article Details
Was lost in a mid-air collission with another F-16D (146, 88-0146). Both pilots, Lieutenant Georgios Likoudis and Lieutenant Georgios Antonopoulos, were unfortunately killed in this mishap
06 Jun 1995 [act] 149 88-0149 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30J Details
During an engine check before take-off, a malfunction caused engine to engage full afterburner. The aircraft ran off the ramp and burned after sinking into a ditch and striking a tree. Location was Nea Ankhialos. The aircraft was taken to Hill AFB, Utah where it was repaired. It was flown again on October 12, 2001 by 514 Flight Test Squadron's Major Jeffrey Clayton. This Greek aircraft spent 4 years at Hill AFB being repaired and is the most severely damaged F-16 to be repaired. Some parts had to be retooled as the block is older and some parts no longer made.
04 Jun 2009 [w/o] 059 93-1059 HAF 347 Mira F-16C Block 50S News Article Details
The aircraft crashed during a training flight 5 miles east of the city of Ioannina at 10:33h local time. The pilot ejected safely.
26 Jan 2015 [w/o] 084 93-1084 HAF 341 Mira F-16D Block 50R News Article Details
The jet was taking part in a Tactical Leadership Program exercise and crashed into parked planes, with both aircrew killed. Eight French were killed on the ground. It was found that pilot error was to be blamed for the crash.
02 Nov 2015 [sto] 512 99-1512 HAF 343 Mira F-16C Block 52 Details
Caught fire when parked on the appron at Souda Bay AFB during start-up. The pilot escaped unharmed. Unclear wether this will be a write-off.
23 May 2006 [w/o] 514 99-1514 HAF 343 Mira F-16C Block 52 News Article Details
At 12:48h local, this aircraft suffered a mid-air with a Turkish F-16C at 27,000 feet some 15km off the Greek island of Karpathos and consequently crashed some 21km off the coast of that island. Both were involved in a mock dogfight when one of the pilots made an error resulting in the collision. The Turkish pilot, 1st Lieutenant Halil Ibrahim Ozdemir ejected safely with only minor injuries, but the Greek pilot, Flight Lieutenant Konstantinos Iliakis, didn't survive this accident.

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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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