F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 1992

Found 38 aircraft, displaying 16-30 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
31 May 1992 [w/o] 90749 90-0749 USAF 57 FW F-16C Block 42J Details
Aircraft crashed while returning from a training mission approximately 20 miles SE of Pahrump, Nevada,. The pilot, Scott Gierat, ejected safely and was rescued by a Las Vegas Police helicopter. The pilot detected smoke in the cockpit along with a decreasing oil pressure. When the oil pressure reached 5 PSI, the pilot heard a loud bang accompanied with a grinding noise. Shortly thereafter the pilot noted the engine RPM was at 0. He attempted a JFS airstart which was unsuccessful. At 3000' AGL he succesfully ejected.
02 Jun 1992 [w/o] 88160 88-0160 USAF 310 FS F-16D Block 42A Details
The mishap occurred near Luke AFB, Arizona during a night mission. The aircraft collided with the ground and the pilot; Lieutenant Colonel Edward Eugene Hackney, the Wing safety officer, never attempted to eject.
15 Jun 1992 [w/o] TS-1604 87-0724 TNIAU 3 sqn F-16B Block 15AF OCU Details
Crashed in East Java province, Indonesia. The pilot ejected safely
17 Jun 1992 [act] 87293 87-0293 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32H Details
The aircraft, which was the number one Thunderbird, was badly damaged at Selfridge ANGB. A person drove his vehicle into the side of the Thunderbird F-16 at 70 miles per hour in what was later determined as a suicide. The crash tore out the port main undercarriage of the aircraft, and the aircraft was pushed 14 feet into another Thunderbird F-16C causing damage. The driver did not survive, and the time of the accident was about three in the morning. The aircraft was repaired at Ogden ALC and completed by April 1993. After its repair it was returned to Nellis AFB.
25 Jun 1992 [w/o] 87-0012 87-0012 TuAF 143 Filo F-16C Block 30B Details
31 Jul 1992 [w/o] 82943 82-0943 USAF 170 FS F-16A Block 15K Details
Impacted the ground near Curran, Illinois at 4:00 hours. The pilot, Captain Donald E. Leckrone, Jr., ejected, but out of the designed flight envelope of the seat and was consequently killed.
03 Aug 1992 [w/o] 9320 81-0657 EAF 232 TFB F-16A Block 15G Details
In collission with F-16A (82-1063, 9332)
03 Aug 1992 [w/o] 9332 82-1063 EAF 232 TFB F-16A Block 15L Details
In collission with F-16A (81-0657, 9320)
24 Aug 1992 [act] 88465 88-0465 USAF 307 FS F-16C Block 40C Details
Wrecked because of hurricane Andrew, nose wheel collapsed, radome ripped off, and holes in air planes skin. Repair was carried out by Ogden ALC with work being completed by August of 1993.
24 Aug 1992 [i/a] 89146 89-2146 USAF 307 FS F-16C Block 40H Details
Destroyed by hurricane Andrew, now at Sheppard AFB as GF-16C since late 1994.
31 Aug 1992 [w/o] 81697 81-0697 USAF 186 FS F-16A Block 15D ADF Details
This aircraft crashed in rural Georgia while deployed to Tyndall AFB for a live missile firing exercise known as 'Combat Archer'. The pilot was orbiting at high altitude waiting for a pair of navy F-18s to conduct DACT training maneuvers when the engine catastrophically failed. The pilot ejected safely
01 Sep 1992 [w/o] 83139 83-1139 USAF 314 FS F-16C Block 25A Details
Crashed onto the Barry M. Goldwater range, Arizona. Aircraft experienced an engine failure due to FOD while participating in an ACM IUT sortie. The aircraft was flown by Capt. Eddie "Lizzard" Moran USMC, an F/A-18 pilot on exchange to the USAF. The engine had just been reinstalled in the airframe after returning from a civilian contractor located in Texas. This was the second flight after the installation. The first flight was flown by a student on an instrument training sortie. A tool was left inside the shroud that protects the levers that control the variable compressor blades.
08 Sep 1992 [w/o] 85451 85-1451 USAF 526 FS F-16C Block 30A Details
This was the aircraft which crashed due to the pilots flight suit inflating causing the side stick to jam. The pilot was releiving himself and undid his lap belt. Unknowingly, the belt was wrapped around the stick and when he finally raised his seat up the aircraft went into an unwanted roll which could not be recovered. The pilot managed to eject safely. He unstrapped himself at 33,000 ft and initiated the ejection at 1,100 ft agl. The pilot was unbelted on ejection. This mishap occurred in Cakiruyuk, Turkey at 9:20 hours while TDY.
18 Sep 1992 [w/o] 80566 80-0566 USAF 179 FS F-16A Block 15 ADF Details
Destroyed in a crash near Duluth, Minnesota when a bird was injested during takeoff. The pilot ejected safely.
23 Sep 1992 [w/o] J-359 84-1359 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 15W Details
Crashed in a residential area in the small town of Arum, Netherlands due to an unrecoverable engine stall. The pilot ejected safely, but a civilian on the ground was injured. The pilot was Captain Bob Verkroost who also ejected from F-16A J-625 on June 4th, 1988. This probably makes him the only Dutch pilot to eject twice from an F-16.

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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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