F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 1986




Found 26 aircraft, displaying 1-15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
11 Feb 1986 [w/o] 84224 84-1224 USAF 19 TFS F-16C Block 25C Details
Flew into the Gulf of Mexico.
12 Feb 1986 [w/o] 78055 78-0055 USAF 3247 TS F-16A Block 5 Details
Flew into the Gulf of Mexico with the pilot, Captain Larry Edward Lee, being killed. The accident happened during the early AMRAAM program. While flying over the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 2500 ft and Mach 1.5, the pilot was performing 9G wind up turns to stress the aircraft and weapon system. The engine exploded and departed the aircraft through the backbone. Capt. Lee ejected at over Mach 1 breaking both arms causing him to drown. The aircraft was recovered from the Gulf of Mexico where it was inspected to determine the cause of the accident.
27 Feb 1986 [w/o] 83086 83-1086 USAF 306 TFS F-16A Block 15Q Details
Engine failed over the Avon Range. Aircraft was low altitude and speeds greater than Mach so pilot pulled back on stick to gain altitude. After several unsuccessful attempts to re-light the engine, the pilot was forced to eject. It is suspected, not confirmed, that the aircraft ingested a bird. The remains of the aircraft were returned to base for investigation.
11 Mar 1986 [w/o] 79367 79-0367 USAF 474 TFW F-16A Block 10A Details
Destroyed after a mid-air collision. Anyone knows with which aircraft?
08 Apr 1986 [act] E-202 78-0202 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 10C Details
Caught in a heavy cross wind landing at Skrydstrup AB. The pilot, Lieutenant C. S. Hansen, was unable to hold the aircraft on the runway. Aircraft went off the runway and nose gear was torn off. After repair the aircraft was back in service by June 30th, 1986.
10 Apr 1986 [w/o] 240 78-0340 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16A Block 10A Details
15 Apr 1986 [w/o] J-629 80-3629 RNlAF 306 sqn F-16A Block 15D Details
Crashed near Seedorf, Germany, killing the pilot, Captain Rob H.K. de Wijk
Some sources have this aircraft crashed at Linz, Germany. More info?
27 Apr 1986 [w/o] 81747 81-0747 USAF 421 TFS F-16A Block 15F Details
Crashed onto the Utah Test & Training Range due to an engine stall. The pilot ejected safely.
23 May 1986 [w/o] 82038 82-1038 USAF 421 TFS F-16B Block 15M Details
Crashed onto the Utah Test & Training Range after a 2v2 dogfight at low level. 1st Lt Chris Wilson ejected safely.
13 Jun 1986 [w/o] J-626 80-3626 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15D Details
Crashed into the North Sea just off the coast off Doggersbank, Netherlands. The pilot, 1st lt. Marcel Bijmoer, ejected safely and was rescued.
30 Jun 1986 [w/o] FA-79 80-3570 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15K Details
Crashed near Petit-Han, Belgium. Collided with a French Jaguar A (A116/11-MW) of the 2/11 'Escadron de Chasse'. Captain Jack Cavanas ejected safely but his french counterpart, Capt. Michel Prunas, didn't survive the accident
02 Jul 1986 [w/o] 277 80-0658 F-16A Block 10C Details
Crashed during a low-level aerobatic maneuver. Lt. Col. Yosef Eliel didn't escape. He most probably misjudged the top altitude during a low-level loop.
10 Jul 1986 [w/o] 684 80-3684 RNoAF 331 skv F-16A Block 15M Details
Crashed on the Nellis range, Nevada after collission with F-16A (80-3686, 686)
10 Jul 1986 [act] 686 80-3686 RNoAF 331 skv F-16A Block 15M Details
Midair with F-16A (80-3684, 684) and repaired.
19 Aug 1986 [w/o] FA-33 78-0148 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 10A Details
Went down near Maubeuge (Ferrier-La-Petite), France. Pilot, Major Gommaire Van Beneden, ejected safely

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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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