F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the United States Navy




Found 2 aircraft, displaying 1-2 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
17 Dec 1992 [w/o] 163568 86-1686 USNavy VF-126 F-16N Block 30D Details
Crashed at Twin Falls, Idaho killing the pilot. The aircraft pieces were brought back to NAS Miramar.
05 Dec 1994 [w/o] 163573 86-1691 USNavy VF-45 F-16N Block 30D Details
Settled back down on the runway while the undercarriage was being retracted during takeoff. It was departing NAS Key West, Florida. The pilot did eject safely. The wreckage remained at the base for about three months. The pilot was performing touch and goes after a training mission. He was rolling on the main wheels and put the gear handle up prior to advancing the throttle (this can be done prior to weight-on-wheels). As the gear retracted the pilot ejected but before ejecting, he selected augmentor and as he was decending in his parachute, the aircraft was assending and actually got airborn and flew for some several thousand feet before crashing into a salt pond.



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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