F-16 Aircraft Database

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

Found 42 aircraft, displaying 31-42 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
02 Jan 2013 [sto] 074 88-1716 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F News Article Details
The jet slipped off the runway at Ramat David AFB during landing. When the jet touched down, the crew noticed that the MLG collapsed and that the jet might turn over. They both ejected safely.
03 Apr 2002 [act] 088 88-1719 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F Details
The aircraft took off from Ramat David AFB and during take off one of the tires blew up. The pilot reported this and he was ordered to dump all A/G weapons and the fuel tanks in the sea. The two pilots were on a training mission with a full load of A/G and A/A weapons at the time of the incident. The pilot burned some fuel and he was rerouted to Ramon AFB for landing, because of bad weather in the rest of Israel. After burning some fuel, they activated the EPU system and headed for landing. During landing the left landing gear broke under the pressure and the aircraft caught some fire from the landing gear. The pilots opened the canopy and ran off like hell while the rescue team put out the fire and turned off the EPU system. The aircraft was towed to the shelter and its wings and engine were removed in order to move the aircraft to extended repairs. The aircraft was repaired after a few months and it flies again these days. The aircraft was thus repaired successfuly. Another report indicates that the pilot was simiply too low on landing and caught the left gear on a sign.
21 Jul 1994 [w/o] 508 90-0852 IDFAF 101 sqn F-16C Block 40H Details
Crashed after an engine failure.
18 Jul 1995 [w/o] 606 90-0877 IDFAF 101 sqn F-16D Block 40H Details
Crashed after colliding with F-16D (90-0895, 660) near Nehariyyal, Israel. The pilots escaped and were pick-up from the sea.
05 Oct 1994 [w/o] 621 90-0882 IDFAF 105 sqn F-16D Block 40J Details
18 Jul 1995 [w/o] 660 90-0895 IDFAF 101 sqn F-16D Block 40L Details
Crashed after colliding with F-16D (90-0877, 606) near Nehariyyal, Israel. The pilot, Lt. Col. Roni Shlomi and his navigator, Captain Yuval Binyamin, were both killed.
07 Jul 2013 [w/o] 107 99-9400 IDFAF 107 sqn F-16D Block 52 News Article Details
The F-16 crashed 50km out of the coast of the Gaza strip in the Mediterranean. First report indicate that a technical fault caused the engine to switch off. The pilots couldn't recover and were forced to eject. They both survived.
10 Feb 2018 [w/o] 868 99-9428 IDFAF 201 sqn F-16D Block 52 News Article Details
During an air raid over Syria the aircraft was locked on by Syrian missile defence systems. They fired over 10 missiles at the aircraft with one of them hitting the F-16. It crashed within Israeli territory near Harduf with both pilots ejecting. They landed in Israel with one of them being critically injured.
05 Oct 2016 [w/o] 119 00-1021 IDFAF 119 sqn F-16D Block 52 News Article Details
Crash landed at Ramon AFB during a landing with asymmetric load-out. Both members ejected with the navigator ejecting safely, but unfortunately the pilot, Maj. Ohad Cohen-Nov, didn't survive.
10 Nov 2010 [w/o] 480 00-1041 IDFAF 119 sqn F-16D Block 52 News Article Details
The aircraft was part of a four-ship formation that was on a training exercise from Ramon AFB and crashed in the area of Mitzpeh Ramon at around 20:00h local time. No distress call was received and the pilot, Maj. Amihai Itkis, and the navigator, Maj. Emmanuel Levi, were found on Thursday afternoon. Both didn't survive the crash.
19 Jul 2006 [w/o] 489 00-1045 IDFAF 119 sqn F-16D Block 52 News Article Details
The aircraft crashed while taking off from an IDF base in the Negev desert as part of operations against targets in Lebanon. An initial report suggests that one of the jets tyres burst on take-off, causing instabilities to the jet which was loaded with armaments. The crew followed ejection procedures and the aircraft crashed without causing any injuries on the ground. Final conclusions indicated that the jet was equiped with standard C/D model tires, which aren't a complete match to this F-16 model.
30 Oct 2018 [sto] 493 00-1047 IDFAF 119 sqn F-16D Block 52 Details
Ran off a taxiway and hit a lighting pole at Ramon Air Base, Israel. Although the landing gear did not collapse, it did tip up on it's nose and suffered some minor damage, perhaps more if the motor ingested too much debris. Crew were able exit the aircraft on their own. Exact date of loss is not known.

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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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