F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 1985




Found 21 aircraft, displaying 16-21 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
08 Aug 1985 [w/o] 81750 81-0750 USAF 421 TFS F-16A Block 15F Details
Crashed onto the Utah Test & Training Range killing pilot, First Lieutenant S. Brad Peale. The aircraft suffered a controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).
02 Sep 1985 [w/o] FA-06 78-0121 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 1 Details
Crashed at Havrenne (near Rochefort), Belgium after Captain Etienne De Meulenaer ejected safely
21 Oct 1985 [w/o] 82939 82-0939 USAF 388 TFW F-16A Block 15K Details
Ground crew were conducting an engine trim at night when a 18 lb. piece of the N1 compressor liberated itself by way of the No 1 fuel cell. The plane exploded. Everyone survived but two were treated in Izmir, Turkey and released and one was evacuated to Wiesbaden, Germany and remained in the burn clinic for close to 30 days.
22 Oct 1985 [w/o] 80586 80-0586 USAF 10 TFS F-16A Block 15A Details
Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, 22 miles from Adana, Turkey. The pilot, Captain Glen E. Dupuis, was killed in the mishap. The aircraft was on a DACT with F-15's from BT. The pilot experienced spatial orientation issues and hit the water at Mach 1+.
15 Nov 1985 [w/o] 82940 82-0940 USAF FWS F-16A Block 15K Details
Collided with F-16B (82-1029) over the Nellis Range, Nevada. Captain Jerry Noble Allison was an A-10 pilot on an incentive ride in the F-16B back seat and was killed.
15 Nov 1985 [w/o] 82029 82-1029 USAF FWS F-16B Block 15K Details
Collided with F-16A (82-0940) over the Nellis Range, Nevada. Captain Jerry Noble Allison was an A-10 pilot on an incentive ride in the F-16B back seat and was killed.

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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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