F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 1984




Found 22 aircraft, displaying contribute.html-14 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [act] 78098 78-0098 USAF 311 TFTS F-16B Block 1 Details
Suffered a nose landing gear collaps during landing at Luke AFB. A Depot Field Team from Hill AFB replaced the forward equipment bay and the forward portion of the intake. It was repaired in late 1984.
Unknown [act] 228 78-0332 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16A Block 10 Details
Suffered a landing mishap in which the main undercarriage suffered severe damage with also the central bulkheads being damaged. It was almost declared damaged beyond repair, but since the airframe was so young, it was decided to reapir the damage, which lasted for a year.
Unknown [act] 79377 79-0377 USAF 429 TFS F-16A Block 10A Details
This USAF F-16 crashed twice, but was repaired both times - hence it got named 'Twice as Nice'. It was later sold to Israel. The first crash was in 1984 - sometimes when aircraft systems designers integrate various components into an airframe, they forget to examine what happens if a component should fail. Such was the case in the original F-16 design. An electrical connector (cannon plug) came loose and unfortunately the wiring for critical components like brakes and arrestor hook all went through the same connector. The pilot attempted to land the aircraft and engage the arrestor wires. Both wires were missed and the aircraft went off the end of the runway. The pilot stayed with the aircraft and the rescue crews had to cut through the canopy to reach hime - the hole in the canopy can be seen in the photo. After this accident they changed the electrical schematic and wiring harness so that those features went through different connectors now. The second crash occurred a few years later. Cause of mishap was a stuck throttle cable at 70% power. The incident happened at MacDill and the pilot landed the aircraft then ejected when he couldn't stop it. It then went off the end of the runway.
Unknown [act] 80527 80-0527 USAF 63 TFTS F-16A Block 10D Details
Suffered a broken throttle incident, but landed safely. The incident was caused by faulty maintenance. The jet had less than 100 flying hours when during an engine change the throttle quadrant was not connected during a test run. The fuel quadrant was set to first stage of AB but without throttle control, once the engine started there was no stopping it (main fuel shutoff valve control was also disconnected). The plane shot across the ramp, ripped all main gear off crossing a ditch and was airborne for close to 200ft before it bellied in and FOD'ed out the engine. The wings were removed and the jet was trucked back to the GD factory for repairs.
25 Jan 1984 [w/o] 80595 80-0595 USAF 35 TFS F-16A Block 15A Details
Was lost in a training accident in mountainous terrain in the Philippines. The pilot - Capt. Michael J. Keane - was uninjured and rescued the next day.
27 Jan 1984 [w/o] 81730 81-0730 USAF 421 TFS F-16A Block 15E Details
Destroyed in a crash on Utah Test & Training Range killing the pilot, Lieutenant Colonel W. Roy Neisz. The aircraft suffered a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
10 Apr 1984 [w/o] 79315 79-0315 USAF 157 TFS F-16A Block 10 Details
Crashed near McEntire ANGB, South Carolina killing the pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Yeadon D. Dorn.
01 May 1984 [w/o] 81745 81-0745 USAF 421 TFS F-16A Block 15F Details
Crashed on Utah Test & Training Range. A little over a month earlier the same squadron, lost another F-16 on the same location. The crash was caused by an engine fire. The pilot ejected safely.
02 May 1984 [w/o] 82045 82-1045 USAF 16 TFTS F-16B Block 15N Details
Destroyed in a crash on Utah Test & Training Range. The pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Anderson, was killed. The aircraft suffered a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
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.
19 Jun 1984 [w/o] 78072 78-0072 USAF 72 TFTS F-16A Block 5 Details
Crashed at the airport in Bartow, Florida. Pilot ejected safely.
19 Jun 1984 [w/o] ET-209 78-0209 RDAF Esk 730 F-16B Block 10 Details
Collided over Fyn Island, Denmark, with F-16B (78-0211, ET-211) during a NATO exercise 'Blue Moon' near Assens. The aircraft was flown by Lieutenant Egon Christensen and the back-seat rider was aircraft technician SA Flemming Mortensen. Both crewmembers ejected but hit the canopy and didn't survive. The aircraft were flying in close formation in low altitude with ET-209 in front. During a turn the pilot in ET-211 misunderstood the instructions from the formation leader and collided with ET-209 during the turn.
19 Jun 1984 [w/o] ET-211 78-0211 RDAF Esk 730 F-16B Block 10B Details
Collided over Fyn Island, Denmark, with F-16B (78-0209, ET-209) during a NATO exercise 'Blue Moon' near Assens. The pilot, Captain Ole Bria Lessel, ejected safely. He was the only one aboard. The aircraft were flying in close formation in low altitude with ET-209 in front. During a turn the pilot in ET-211 misunderstood the instructions from the formation leader and collided with ET-209 during the turn.
25 Jun 1984 [w/o] 82971 82-0971 USAF 613 TFS F-16A Block 15M Details
Impacted the ground near Vilaruengo, Spain. Pilot, 1st Lieutenant Scott Trapp, was killed in the mishap.
28 Jun 1984 [w/o] 008 78-0359 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16B Block 5 Details
The pilot, Lt. Col. Ytzhak, lost control over his aircraft. He entered a deep stall after performing a low altitude roll.

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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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