F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 2000




Found 26 aircraft, displaying 1-15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
02 Feb 2000 [w/o] 237 78-0338 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16A Block 10A News Article Details
Engine stalled, but when the pilot tried to relight, the engine caught fire. Pilot ejected over Negev desert. All Israeli F-16's were grounded till February 27th.
03 Feb 2000 [con] E-610 80-3610 RDAF Esk 723 F-16A Block 15H Details
Nose-wheel collapsed after the towbar disengaged and the gear dropped into the sand besides the taxiway at Aalborg AB. Damage was minor and the aircraft was repaired quickly.
16 Feb 2000 [w/o] 90794 90-0794 USAF 68 FS F-16D Block 40J News Article Details
Crashed eight kilometres north of Donalsonville, Georgia while on a night goggle training mission out of Moody. The crew of two, Major Charles B. Kearney and First Lieutenant Christopher Hutchins, ejected safely and were picked up by 41st Rescue Squadron SH-60's. The cause of the accident turned out to be a failed high pressure turbine wheel that shelled in flight. The aircraft was lend to the 69 FS at the time of the accident.
16 Feb 2000 [w/o] 89094 89-2094 USAF 63 FS F-16C Block 42F News Article Details
Major Anthony Barrell had problems with his aircraft so diverted to Gila Bend, but did not make it. He ejected at about 12:10 hours. All Luke F-16's were grounded as a result.
19 Mar 2000 [w/o] 93534 93-0534 USAF 78 FS F-16C Block 50Q News Article Details
Impacted the ground coming out of a loop at the Kingsville air show in Texas. The aircraft was from Shaw AFB, South Carolina. Pilot, Major Brison Phillips, did not eject. Six minutes into the scripted airshow the pilot executed a double Immelman maneuver to 21 seconds inverted followed by a split S maneuver. The inverted maneuver was standard to maintain position with ground references and the show line. Due to strong winds and unfamiliar ground references, the pilot channelized his atention on the ground references and the show line but not at his power setting en 12° dive angle. Higher than normal power and the dive caused him to descend rapidly from 6,300 feet to 4,200 feet and accelerate from 132 knots to 444 knots. The pilot recognized this and pulled maximum G's but impacted the ground
27 Mar 2000 [w/o] 077 88-1715 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F News Article Details
Went down over water 20 kilometres southwest of Atlit. It was 20:00 hours and they were on routine manoeuvres. The crew of two were killed, pilot Major Yonatan Begin and navigator Lieutenant Lior Harari
04 Apr 2000 [w/o] 93-0657 93-0657 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
The aircraft collided with F-16C (#93-0666) and consequently crashed. One of the pilots, captain Murat Özaydin was killed, while the other, 1st Lieutenant Gungor Ozer ejected safely.
04 Apr 2000 [w/o] 93-0666 93-0666 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
The aircraft collided with F-16C (#93-0657) and consequently crashed. One of the pilots, captain Murat Özaydin was killed, while the other, 1st Lieutenant Gungor Ozer ejected safely.
24 May 2000 [w/o] 90-0001 90-0001 TuAF 162 Filo F-16C Block 40D Details
Crashed near Buçak after being struck by lightning. The pilot, Capt. Askin Sezer, ejected safely.
16 Jun 2000 [w/o] 84311 84-1311 USAF 309 FS F-16C Block 25E News Article Details
First Lieutenant Doyle Pompa ejected safely at 7:45 hours. The location was fourteen miles southwest of Sells, Arizona on the Barry M. Goldwater range. The pilot was engaged in an air-to-air fighting training. It was later revealed that the student pilot without realizing, pulled the throttle into the cut-off location during the intensity of the exercise. An airstart was performed, but seemed unsuccessfull due to the pilot applying the Critical Action Procedures (CAPs) incorrectly. All Luke based F-16's were grounded as a result. The mishap was not a fleet wide problem, so flying resumed on June 20th.
21 Jun 2000 [w/o] 87357 87-0357 USAF 421 FS F-16C Block 40A News Article Details
Lost due to a bird strike over the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range, Alberta, Canada during a Maple Flag exercise. The pilot, Captain Richard Pietrykowski, ejected with injuries to his face, a 417 Squadron CH-146 '415' picked him up. A Pelican hit the canopy creating a large hole which is what injured the pilot. This aircraft was participating in an exercise. The largest piece that was left was the gun fairing. The rest of the F-16 was underground in the muskeg (unfrozen tundra). The only access to the crash site was via helicopter. The ejection seat had bird guts all over it and a hole where a bear had bitten through the seat while licking off the guts. The canopy had pieces with feathers actually sticking out of it. In detail the pilot was messed up with air bubbles in his skin which resulted in temporary blindness and hearing loss. The F-16 impacted a pelican at 2,000 AGL at about 700 knots. This clipped the helmet straps off and destroyed the HUD & glareshields. The pilot ejected almost immediately with no time to slow down. Probably larger pieces of the aircraft will surface as the years go by and the ground freezes and thaws.
01 Aug 2000 [w/o] 248 78-0344 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16A Block 10A News Article Details
Engine failure after takeoff from Ramon Air Base. Pilot forced to eject, and came down unharmed south of Kibbutz Hatzerim.
08 Aug 2000 [w/o] 88542 88-0542 USAF 422 TES F-16C Block 42D News Article Details
Mid-air collision with another F-16C (90-0809) from the same squadron. The pilot, Major David Kossler, was forced to eject. His aircraft impacted the side of Mormon Mountain. While the other aircraft, piloted by Major Brandon Sweat, landed safely with minor damage. It was about 17:00 hours near Morman Mesa, which is 50 miles northeast of Nellis. The aircraft were part of a four ship formation. The aircraft that survived the collision was repaired and first noticed in service by August 2001 at Nellis AFB as a detachment from Eglin AFB
08 Aug 2000 [act] 90809 90-0809 USAF 422 TES F-16C Block 52A AIB Report Details
Mid-air collision with another F-16C (88-0542) from the same squadron. The aircraft, piloted by Major Brandon Sweat, landed safely with minor damage. It was about 17:00 hours near Morman Mesa, which is 50 miles northeast of Nellis. The aircraft were part of a four ship formation. The aircraft was repaired and first noticed in service by August 2001 at Nellis AFB as a detachment from Eglin AFB.
28 Aug 2000 [w/o] 85456 85-1456 USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30A News Article Details
Clipped the top of a barn before impacting a ploughed field. Pilot, Major Stephen W. Simmons, was buzzing his in-laws, since they own the property. He was in the process of completing a loop, starting at 140 feet with a top of only 4,759 feet. Unfortunately he wasn't able to complete the loop and never ejected. Time of the crash was 18:00 hours, 4 miles from Tulla, Texas. Eye witnesses said the aircraft lost power and then crashed. Simons was a pilot with Delta Airlines and was flying a cross-country mission from Hill AFB back to NAS Fort Worth.

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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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