F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Israel Defense Force / Air Force

Found 42 aircraft, displaying 16-30 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Aug 1994 [act] 777 80-0534 F-16A Block 10D Details
Suffered a major oil leak on transit to Israel while at Lakenheath AB where it was repaired and continued on.
20 Jan 1982 [w/o] 266 80-0650 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10C Details
Collided with F-16 (80-0657, 276). The pilot, Ilan Ramon, ejected safely
17 Jan 1995 [w/o] 269 80-0652 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10C Details
Collided with F-16A (80-0664, 290) near Palmachim, Israel
20 Jan 1982 [w/o] 276 80-0657 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10C Details
Collided with F-16 (80-0650, 266)
02 Jul 1986 [w/o] 277 80-0658 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10C Details
Crashed during a low-level aerobatic maneuver. Lt. Col. Yosef Eliel didn't escape. He most probably misjudged the top altitude during a low-level loop.
17 Jan 1995 [w/o] 290 80-0664 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10D Details
Collided with F-16A (80-0652, 269) near Palmachim, Israel. Captain Danny Oberst didn't survive.
Unknown [act] 301 86-1598 F-16C Block 30 Details
Was damaged in a hard landing in the late 1980's. Main gear struts went through the inlet. Everything below the strake was replaced due to this mishap and was flown again.
23 Dec 1997 [act] 304 86-1599 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16C Block 30 Details
The airframe landed with wheels up due to a technical landing gear failure. The pilot stayed with the airplane and suffered no injuries. Damage to the airframes was minor.
24 Feb 2003 [w/o] 310 86-1603 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16C Block 30A News Article Details
Pilot reported engine troubles at 13:30 hours and the engine quit, with the pilot loosing control of the plane, forcing him to eject at around 2,000 feet as he was too far from a base and in rare snowing conditions. The pilot, a veteran IDFAF reserves officer with the rank of major, ejected safely near Afula, Israel. Israel grounded its entire F-16 fleet for a short period of time. The jet crashed into the side of a water reservoir near Moshav Ram-On. Army divers searched for pieces of the wreckage in the reservoir. Some parts were sent to IDFAF Technical School.
09 Aug 1998 [w/o] 368 87-1674 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16C Block 30B Details
Lost power after take-off from Ramat David AB, and crashed into the Jezre'el Valley. Power was lost due to an engine fire which occurred at only 800 feet. The pilot attempted to return to base but ejected just short of the airfield. The ejection caused injuries to the pilot, but turned out to be minor.
12 Dec 1989 [act] 388 87-1683 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16C Block 30C Details
The jet was hit by shrapnell on the right side of the tail during an attack over Lebanon. The shrapnell made the right stab coming lose from the aircraft. The pilot was able to land the airframe with a trail of red hydraulic fluid coming from the aircraft's right side. The repair too several months to complete.
28 Mar 1999 [w/o] 031 87-1695 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30D Details
Crashed at sea caused by an engine lock. The pilot ejected safely.
03 May 2005 [sto] 041 87-1701 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30E News Article Details
The aircraft was on a routine training mission at 11:00 hours local time when the pilot noticed a landing gear malfunction. Shortly after touchdown, while still moving at 140 knots, the pilot noticed the port main landing gear was not supporting the plane. The landing gear collapsed and the left wing hit the runway, making the F-16 veer of the runway sharply. The crew ejected immediately, and moments later the aircraft overturned. Both crewmembers survived the ejection. Aircraft as of 2011 is still being repaired to return to flight.
Apr 2003 [act] 072 88-1712 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F Details
Undercarriage failed on takeoff, but damage was from belly landing. The aircraft was repaired by the next week.
27 Mar 2000 [w/o] 077 88-1715 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F News Article Details
Went down over water 20 kilometres southwest of Atlit. It was 20:00 hours and they were on routine manoeuvres. The crew of two were killed, pilot Major Yonatan Begin and navigator Lieutenant Lior Harari

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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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