F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 1988

Found 33 aircraft, displaying 31-33 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
17 Nov 1988 [w/o] FA-62 80-3553 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 15F Details
Destroyed in a crash near Kaulille, Belgium after impacting birds. Pilot, Captain Bernard Flamang, ejected safely
05 Dec 1988 [w/o] 86316 86-0316 USAF 612 TFS F-16C Block 30D Details
Crashed near Chiloeches, Spain which is close to Torrejon AB, outside of Madrid during approach to the airfield. The pilot, Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Harpe, died in the crash. He was the commander of the USAF operations in the Mediterranean. Harpe, 51, was on a training flight. The exact curcumstances have never been totally revealed since the investigation showed no technical failure nore. Most probably Gen. Harpe got disoriented during the nightly approach to Torrejon AB.
18 Dec 1988 [w/o] 015 78-0361 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16B Block 5 Details
Lost due to bird strike. The pilot, Lt. Col. Rami Ben Efraim was rescued.

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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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