F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 2003




Found 26 aircraft, displaying 16-26 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
09 Sep 2003 [w/o] 89084 89-2084 USAF 35 FS F-16C Block 40F News Article Details
Crashed in the Yellow Sea near Kunsan AFB, South Korea. The pilot, capt. Kevin Dydyk, ejected and was rescued 90 minutes after the crash. Cause was determined as poor situational awareness of a low-altitude condition.
14 Sep 2003 [w/o] 87327 87-0327 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32J News Article Details
Crashed during a demonstration at Mountain Home AB, Idaho. The pilot, Capt. Chris Stricklin, misjudged the altitude required to perform a split-S manoeuvre and started the pull down at only 1,670ft (510m) instead of the required 2,500ft (760m). The error most likely resulted from using an incorrect airfield altitude. Capt. Stricklin ejected only 8/10 of a second, at an altitude of 140ft (42m), before impact. The aircraft brought in to replace it was 86-0281.
22 Sep 2003 [w/o] 84303 84-1303 USAF 111 FS F-16C Block 25E News Article Details
Crashed at Fort Polk, Louisiana on a routine training mission. Fatigue failure of an engine blade at the first stage caused imballance which lead to all blades on the first stage being torn out. Captain Louis A. Davenport was able to eject safely and flew again 12 days after. Wreckage barried itself in the ground in a forest.
23 Sep 2003 [act] 84240 84-1240 USAF 309 FS F-16C Block 25C Details
Left main gear collapsed while landing at night at Luke AFB, Arizona.The center line tank and pod mounted on the left wing sustained the most damage but was repaired. Aircraft was temporarily on loan to the 61st FS at the time of the crash but still owned by the 309th FS.
25 Sep 2003 [act] 81821 81-0821 USAF 148 FS F-16B Block 15H AIB Report Details
The aircraft was damaged but repairable after hitting three power lines and destructing 10 power poles during a straight-in simulated flame-out approach (SFO) at Libby Army Airfield, Arizona. Both the instructor pilot and the student were unhurt, but the aircraft suffered some damage to the engine inlet, port strake, ram air diverter, nose gear, leading edge flap, flaperon, port horizontal stabilator and port speed brake. Cause of the incident was reported as lack of sufficient situational awareness by the instructor pilot.
27 Sep 2003 [w/o] 204 98-2015 RBAF 2 FS F-16C Block 40 News Article Details
First loss from this country. Lost 46 miles north of Bahrain over the Gulf at night. It is thought that Lieutenant Colonel Abdulaziz Snan Al Dossary became disorientated during manoeuvres.
06 Nov 2003 [w/o] 93-0662 93-0662 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
A technical failure caused the F-16 to crash in a field near the town of Zile of Tokat province, some 400km east of the capital Ankara. The pilot, Colonel Albay Atilla G├╝lan, successfully ejected from the aircraft.
03 Dec 2003 [act] J-642 80-3642 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Made an emergency landing at Leeuwarden AB after suffering an engine malfunction.
09 Dec 2003 [w/o] FA-122 88-0047 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Collided with F-16A (80-3584, FA-93) at 11:30 hours near the towns of Somal and Failon, Belgium. Both aircraft were conducting a FAC exercise at the time of the accident. One pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Ronny Vaerten (FA-93) didn't eject and was found in the wrecked cockpit while the other pilot, Lieutenant Wouter Rombouts ejected, suffering minor injuries.
09 Dec 2003 [w/o] FA-93 80-3584 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Collided with F-16A (88-0047, FA-122) at 11:30 hours near the towns of Somal and Failon, Belgium. Both aircraft were conducting a FAC exercise at the time of the accident. One pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Ronny Vaerten didn't eject and was found in the wrecked cockpit while the other pilot, Lieutenant Wouter Rombouts ejected, suffering minor injuries.
22 Dec 2003 [w/o] 90-0015 90-0015 TuAF 161 Filo F-16C Block 40F News Article Details
The plane crashed near Bandirma in the Balikesir province (Marmara Region). The pilot, Lieutenant Ferhat Yildirim, ejected safely but suffered some injuries. The General Staff confirmed that the F-16 went down due to a technical failure.

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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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