F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 2000




Found 26 aircraft, displaying 16-26 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
31 Aug 2000 [w/o] 83138 83-1138 USAF 119 FS F-16C Block 25A News Article Details
The pilot, Major David G. Haar, ejected safely at 1,700 feet over the Atlantic one mile off the coast of Brigantine, New Jersey. The aircraft had engine problems at 15:40 hours, while on a flight of four aircraft. The pilot was picked up by a police boat and transferred to a Coast Guard ship. At 16,000 feet the pilot felt vibrations and immediate deceleration. The cause was a failure and subsequent liberation of a turbine blade from the 3rd stage of the turbine section resulting in damage to the oil system.
12 Oct 2000 [w/o] 89088 89-2088 USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42F News Article Details
Pilot ejected with minor injuries and the F-16 fell into a field near Atlanta, Kansas. Cause was found to be engine failure after one of the bearings assemblies failed. The engine shut down, causing the pilot to attempt a restart. After the wingman saw fire coming out of the engine, he called for him to eject.
13 Oct 2000 [act] J-062 86-0062 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 15AC OCU Details
Made an emergency landing at NAS Valkenburg after a bird strike. The pilot was fine and did not need to eject. The aircraft was repaired
26 Oct 2000 [act] J-654 80-3654 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16B Block 20 MLU Details
Wrecked in a landing mishap at Volkel AB after gear collapsed. The crew of two were fine and did not eject. It was repaired at Woensdrecht from February to June of 2001 and returned to Volkel AB with 311 squadron by January 2002.
13 Nov 2000 [w/o] 123 88-0123 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30J News Article Details
Impacted the sea near Aghualos weapons range, Greece. Unfortunately, First Lieutenant Konstantinos Kakavas was killed
13 Nov 2000 [w/o] 90801 90-0801 USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
Collided in mid-air with F-16C (90-0811) over the Sea of Japan. One pilot, Colonel Michael Lepper, was rescued by Japanese forces in an UH-60. He was the commanding officer of the 35th Operations Group. Piloting the other F-16 was Captain Warren B. Sneed who could not be found and is presumed dead. No ejection was seen from this aircraft. Both aircraft were participating in Keen Sword exercise. All Misawa based F-16's were grounded till November 16th.
13 Nov 2000 [w/o] 90811 90-0811 USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50A Details
Collided in mid-air with F-16C (90-0801) over the Sea of Japan. One pilot, Colonel Michael Lepper, was rescued by Japanese forces in an UH-60. He was the commanding officer of the 35th Operations Group. Piloting the other F-16 was Captain Warren B. Sneed who could not be found and is presumed dead. No ejection was seen from this aircraft. Both aircraft were participating in Keen Sword exercise. All Misawa based F-16's were grounded till November 16th.
16 Nov 2000 [w/o] 89104 89-2104 USAF 68 FS F-16C Block 40G News Article Details
Suffered a mid-air collision with a civilian Cessna 172N (N73829) at 15:56 hours. It happened at 1,200 feet near Sarasota, Florida. The Cessna pilot, Jacques Oliver, was killed. His aircraft came down in a golf coarse. Captain Greg Kreuder tried to take his F-16 for a landing at MacDill AFB, but the engine failed and the cockpit was shattered, forcing him to punch out. The F-16 came down in a wooded area four miles south of the Cessna's. The Cessna pilot never responded to Miami control to help avoid the collision. The F-16 was in a two ship formation on a ground attack training sortie. It turns out the F-16's were using the wrong frequency to contact Tampa, which had control of the airspace. Only Miami was able to keep contact. The aircraft was on loan to the 69 FS at the time of the accident.
13 Dec 2000 [w/o] 86313 86-0313 USAF 523 FS F-16C Block 30D Details
This aircraft piloted by Lieutenant Colonel John C. Harrison of the 83rd FWS at Tyndal AFB, Florida. The aircraft was on temporary duty with this unit. He ejected east of Panama City at Apalachicola, Florida at about 13:50 hours with minor injuries. Cause was engine failure and fire. John was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.
15 Dec 2000 [sto] J-256 78-0256 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 10C Details
Damaged when the nosewheel collapsed during taxiing out of the dispersal.
26 Dec 2000 [i/a] 86242 86-0242 USAF 149 FS F-16C Block 30C Details
Was returning to land from a Functional Check Flight. The gear was lowered but on contact with the ground had an uncommanded gear retraction. The aircraft belly landed on its gear doors but there was also damage to the ventral fins, tail hook, block structural supports and to the airframe itself. The belly was severely damaged including damage to bulkheads 243.00 and 279.00. The pilot stayed with the aircraft and was uninjured. It was sent to Ogden ALC with the 649th Combat Logistics Support Squadron for work at major depot level repaire. F-16N #163571 (#86-1689) has been split in half at bulkhead 243.00 to replace the front of #86-0242. The aft end of the F-16N has been used to rebuild #85-1444. Aircraft still in 149th FS markings.

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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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