F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Republic of China Air Force

Found 14 aircraft, displaying 1-14 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
21 Jan 2016 [w/o] 93711 93-0711 USAF 21 FS F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
The jet crashed near Bagdad in Yavapai County, Arizona around 8:45 local time while practising high G maneuvres. The pilot didn't eject.
07 Mar 2002 [act] 6615 93-0716 RoCAF 21 TFS F-16A Block 20 Details
Had to make an emergancy landing at Ma Kung AB after suffering a mechanical malfunction.
15 May 2013 [w/o] 6622 93-0723 RoCAF 21 TFG F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
Crashed into the sea, southwest of Chiayi AB around 14:30h local time. The pilot, Lieutenant Wu Yen-ting, ejected safely and was rescued by helicopter.
01 Jun 1999 [w/o] 6638 93-0739 RoCAF 22 TFS F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
Reported missing at 20:30 hours at a location in the China Sea off Green Island, Taiwan. It was a night training mission. The pilot was Flight Leader Major Chung-wei Hsu. After a month and a half the aircraft and pilot had still not been found. Video from the wingman's HUD showed his aircraft suddenly pitch up and role into a nose down position. It happened at an altitude of 15,000 feet at 20:11 hours. All Taiwanese F-16's were grounded as a result of the crash.
13 Sep 2004 [act] 6651 93-0752 RoCAF 23 TFS F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
At 10:15 hours it took off from Chia Yi AFB for a training mission. When it returned to base its landing gear warning light went on. The pilot informed the airport and landed at 11:13 hours. While on the runway, one of its tires blew up. There was minor damage to the aircraft and the pilot was fine.
25 Mar 2008 [act] 6658 93-0759 RoCAF 17 TFG F-16A Block 20 Details
Overran the runway upon landing. Damage was minimal.
18 Aug 1999 [w/o] 6680 93-0781 RoCAF 26 TFS F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
This aircraft was part of a four ship formation which was practising air combat. They had just taken off when aircraft numbered 6689 (not the aircraft which crashed) could not retract its landing gear. The aircraft was ordered back to Chiayi AB, Taiwan with F-16 this aircraft to escort. To burn off extra fuel the aircraft made several passes on the base. At 8:56 hours 6680 began to loose thrust. The pilot, Major Geng-Sheng Lin dropped the external tanks in an effort to lighten the aircraft and come around for landing. But when he reached an altitude of only 150 feet and an airspeed of 132 knots he ejected. The aircraft landed on the ground and did not break-up. Damage was largely limited to the nose. Major Geng-Sheng Lin fractured both legs after ejecting. All Taiwan F-16's were grounded as a result
04 Jun 2018 [w/o] 6685 93-0786 RoCAF 27 TFG F-16A Block 20 Details
Crashed under unknown circumstances near Keelung at 13.43h local. The pilot, Major Wu Yen-ting, was killed in the mishap.
04 Mar 2008 [w/o] 6706 93-0807 RoCAF 17 TFG F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
Crashed into the sea after losing contact with air traffic controllers at 19:18 hours. A SAR operation is underway to find the pilot, Major Ting Shih-Pao, but no results so far.
20 May 2003 [act] 6808 93-0829 RoCAF 14 TFS F-16B Block 20 Details
Around 15:50 hours the aircraft made an emergency landing at Ma Gong Airport because of engine problems during a training sortie. The crew, pilot Huang De Liang and co-pilot Qiu Jian Han weren't wounded. When it landed, its left tire blew out as well seriously disrupting civilian flights. At around 18:00 hours a new tire arrived from Jia Yi AB and it returned to base.
25 Jun 2005 [sto] 6812 93-0833 RoCAF 22 TFG F-16B Block 20 Details
The aircraft veered off the runway while landing at Chia Yi AB.
25 Jan 1999 [w/o] 6813 93-0834 RoCAF 22 TFS F-16B Block 20 News Article Details
Crashed into a farm house on a tea plantation in the county Taitung at Chinchin Mountains, Taimali. The crew were on a training mission, and were both killed. The pilot was Major Wei-Kang Dai and the back seater was Lieutenant Colonel Chia-Kun Chang.
20 Mar 1998 [w/o] 6828 93-0849 RoCAF 21 TFS F-16B Block 20 News Article Details
Crashed in the Taiwan Strait about 55 kilometres west of Huayu islet at Ma-Kung. The accident happened at 14:30 hours while conducting tactical manoeuvre training. Ships and helicopters were used to find the crew, Major Chin-Sung Wen and a student Captain Chia-Cheng Chan. But the search was hampered by strong winds and waves and was in vain. The loss was Taiwan's first with the F-16. Hence all Taiwan F-16's were grounded. F-16B's started flying again on March 25 while F-16A's flew again on March 26.
19 Apr 2004 [act] 6829 93-0850 RoCAF 14 TFS F-16B Block 20 Details
The aircraft took off from Chia Yi AB on 9:30h for a training mission with Lt. Col. Liu and Capt. Qiu on board. Due to a failure of an electric generator they had to make an emergency landing at Ma Gong airport at 9:57h, both staying unharmed.

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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