F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the

Found 65 aircraft, displaying 31-45 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
09 Aug 1993 [w/o] J-645 80-3645 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15K Details
Lost very shortly after takeoff from Volkel AB. After performing touch and goes it suffered an engine failure. The pilot, Jacob "Holy" Andringa, ejected safely. Accident was caused by a problem with the control of the inlet guide vianes.
26 Oct 2000 [act] J-654 80-3654 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU Details
Wrecked in a landing mishap at Volkel AB after gear collapsed. The crew of two were fine and did not eject. It was repaired at Woensdrecht from February to June of 2001 and returned to Volkel AB with 311 squadron by January 2002.
03 Jun 1985 [w/o] J-865 81-0865 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15P Details
Collided in mid-air with F-16A (80-3621, J-621) near Gronau, Germany. 1st Lieutenant Wiebe F.M. Schiphorst did not survive the collision and neither did the pilot of the other aircraft.
25 Oct 1994 [act] J-870 81-0870 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 15R Details
21 May 1991 [w/o] J-880 81-0880 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 15T Details
Control was lost in a dive after an unrecoverable engine stall during air combat manoeuvres on a sortie from Decimomannu. The incident took place over the Mediterranean, 18 miles off the western coast of Sardinia, Italy. The pilot ejected safely.
10 Feb 1993 [w/o] J-195 83-1195 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15T Details
Flight control problems caused the loss. The crash occurred near Geffen in the Netherlands. The pilot, "Torch" Timmers, ejected safely.
27 Feb 2007 [act] J-198 83-1198 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Belly landed at Leeuwarden AB around 19:00 hours local due to a missing nose wheel gear. It was lost during take off. The pilot escaped uninjured.
28 Feb 1991 [w/o] J-200 83-1200 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 15U Details
The aircraft went down in the North Sea about 130 nautical miles north west of Texel, Netherlands. The aircraft was on a sortie from RAF Coningsby. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Ed W. Gelens, was killed in the incident.
Unknown [act] J-200 83-1200 RNlAF 315 sqn F-16A Block 15U Details
This mishap happened somewhere in 1989. Pilot L. van Bruggen executed a touch-and-go but came back on the runway with a retracted gear.
15 Jun 2001 [w/o] J-206 83-1206 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Pilot Major C. Deering after suffering engine problems attempted to divert to Leeuwarden. Deering had jettisoned his external fuel tanks, but was forced to eject at 11:15 hours 15 miles northeast of the island of Terschelling. Deering was plucked out of the North Sea by the Leeuwarden SAR at 11:32 hours
10 May 1990 [w/o] J-358 84-1358 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 15W Details
Collided in mid-air with F-16A (78-0258, J-258) thirteen kilometres west of Grand Lake, Canada. The aircraft were flying out of Goosebay. The pilot of this aircraft, Capt. Leo "Moist" Vogt, was killed in the incident
23 Sep 1992 [w/o] J-359 84-1359 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 15W Details
Crashed in a residential area in the small town of Arum, Netherlands due to an unrecoverable engine stall. The pilot ejected safely, but a civilian on the ground was injured. The pilot was Captain Bob Verkroost who also ejected from F-16A J-625 on June 4th, 1988. This probably makes him the only Dutch pilot to eject twice from an F-16.
23 Sep 1999 [w/o] J-361 84-1361 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 15W News Article Details
Crashed into the North Sea
19 Jul 2006 [w/o] J-363 84-1363 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
This aircraft crashed over the Waddenzee near the island of Vlieland around 15:00 hours local.The pilot was able to eject and was subsequently rescued by an AB-412SP helicopter. The cause of the accident is currently unknown, but the investigations all point to a crack in the diffuser case causing an engine failure.
31 Aug 2006 [w/o] J-364 84-1364 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The aircraft crashed at around 7:00 am local time. The pilot, Kapitein-Vlieger Michael ‘Sofac’ Donkervoort, made a distress call but did not eject, and unfortunately did not survive.

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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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