F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the

Found 65 aircraft, displaying 16-30 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
11 Dec 1984 [w/o] J-271 78-0271 RNlAF TCA F-16B Block 10C Details
Crashed near Grossfeldberg, Germany. Both crew members, Captain W.E. Van Nieuwenburg and 1st Lieutenant A.J. Vervoort, were killed in the accident.
Jul 2009 [act] J-616 80-3616 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Suffered a landing incident, waiting to be returned to the Netherlands for repairs.
29 Apr 2008 [act] J-617 80-3617 RNlAF 313 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
While taxiing at night during on a deployment to Cold Lake, Alberta the aircraft departed a taxiway and the nose gear sunk into the ground shearing it off. The aircraft is repairable.
26 May 1992 [w/o] J-618 80-3618 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15 Details
Crashed during a training sortie 120 miles south of Goose Bay, Newfoundland. The pilot, Capt. Jac Jansen, ejected safely from the aircraft which was experiencing engine problems
03 Jun 1985 [w/o] J-621 80-3621 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15B Details
Collided in mid-air with F-16A (81-0865, J-865) near Gronau, Germany. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Hans van Schaijk was killed in the collision.
04 Jun 1988 [w/o] J-625 80-3625 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15D Details
Crashed near Goose Bay, Newfoundland. The pilot, Captain Bob Verkroost, was able to eject safely. The pilot was on a low level training flight. Captain Verkroost later ejected from J-359 on September 23, 1992.
13 Jun 1986 [w/o] J-626 80-3626 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15D Details
Crashed into the North Sea just off the coast off Doggersbank, Netherlands. The pilot, 1st lt. Marcel Bijmoer, ejected safely and was rescued.
15 Apr 1986 [w/o] J-629 80-3629 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15D Details
Crashed near Seedorf, Germany, killing the pilot, Captain Rob H.K. de Wijk.
28 May 1984 [w/o] J-634 80-3634 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15F Details
Crashed near Linz, Germany in a housing area. One civilian was killed and five more injured. Unfortunately the pilot, 1st Lieutenant Peter 'Gipsy' Enzerink, didn't manage to bail out and was killed in the accident. The wingman returned home safely.
26 Jul 1999 [act] J-636 80-3636 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15H Details
Damaged and repaired
04 Nov 2004 [act] J-637 80-3637 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The aircraft went off the runway during taxiing at Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan. The nose gear collapsed after exiting the runway. Probable cause of the incident was that one of its brakes was broke and all the hydraulic fluid was lost. Waiting to be repaired. Supposed to fly again in August of 2005.
11 Feb 1988 [w/o] J-639 80-3639 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15H Details
Crashed following an engine failure near Twenthe AB (Haaksbergen). The pilot managed to eject safely when flames were comming out of the nozzle.
05 Aug 1998 [act] J-640 80-3640 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15H Details
08 Apr 2011 [w/o] J-640 80-3640 F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
When arriving at the SABCA factory in the early morning for some modifications and repainting to be done in anticipation of being transferred to Chile (it would have become airframe #745 with the FACh), the nose landing gear failed upon landing at Gosselies AP. The pilot belly landed the F-16 with him being unhurt. The airframe was briefly stored at Volkel AB for damage assessment. Although repairable it was decided not to repair the airframe due to the associated cost and simply replace the airframe for the Chilean Air Force with #J-203. Therefore this is a w/o.
03 Dec 2003 [act] J-642 80-3642 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Made an emergency landing at Leeuwarden AB after suffering an engine malfunction.

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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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