F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 2013




Found 13 aircraft, displaying 1-13 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
02 Jan 2013 [sto] 074 88-1716 IDFAF 109 sqn F-16D Block 30F News Article Details
The jet slipped off the runway at Ramat David AFB during landing. When the jet touched down, the crew noticed that the MLG collapsed and that the jet might turn over. They both ejected safely.
28 Jan 2013 [w/o] 88510 88-0510 USAF 510 FS F-16C Block 40D News Article Details
The F-16 was part of a formation when it crashed in the Adriatic Sea between Cervia and Cesenatico around 19:00 hours local. The pilot, Capt. Lucas Gruenther, was sadly killed.
03 Apr 2013 [w/o] 00219 00-0219 USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
Deployed with the 77th EFS to Bagram Airfield impacted a mountain side 10 nautical miles southeast of BAF returning from a CAS mission. The pilot Capt. Steel was killed.
09 Apr 2013 [act] 89017 89-2017 USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42E Details
Ran off the runway at Tulsa IAP. Damage is minimal and was repaired quickly.
15 May 2013 [w/o] 6622 93-0723 RoCAF 21 FS F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
Crashed into the sea, southwest of Chiayi AB around 14:30h local time. The pilot, Lieutenant Wu Yen-ting, ejected safely and was rescued by helicopter.
26 Jun 2013 [w/o] 88165 88-0165 USAF 309 FS F-16D Block 42A News Article Details
The jet crashed near Luke AFB during a routine training flight due to a birdstrike. Both pilots ejected safely.
02 Jul 2013 [act] 97109 97-0109 USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50D Details
Collided with an antenna while landing at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. A team had to fly in from Hill AFB, Utah. A bulkhead, both ventral fins, the 'bathtub' panel, the engine and engine bay, along with the landing gear and landing gear door were just some of the parts replaced over the next almost two years. Returned to the air on April 8, 2015 with a code 1 flight.
07 Jul 2013 [w/o] 107 99-9400 IDFAF 107 sqn F-16D Block 52 News Article Details
The F-16 crashed 50km out of the coast of the Gaza strip in the Mediterranean. First report indicate that a technical fault caused the engine to switch off. The pilots couldn't recover and were forced to eject. They both survived.
16 Jul 2013 [w/o] 92907 92-3907 USAF 55 FS F-16C Block 50P Details
The aircraft skidded off the runway at Osan AB at 18:07 local after the right main landing gear collapsed upon landing. The pilot escaped with minor injuries.
01 Aug 2013 [act] 87314 87-0314 USAF 121 FS F-16C Block 30H News Article Details
The F-16 was involved in a mid-air collision with another F-16 of the 121st FS (#86-0357) when executing a routine night training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, approximately 70 miles southeast of Washington. The accident occurred over water at 22:28 local time. This F-16 landed safely and received minor damage, but the other F-16 crashed, but the pilot ejected and was rescued out of the water at 00:30 local on August 2nd.
01 Aug 2013 [w/o] 86357 86-0357 USAF 121 FS F-16C Block 30E News Article Details
The F-16 was involved in a mid-air collision with another F-16 of the 121st FS (#87-0314) when executing a routine night training mission off the coast of Chincoteague, approximately 70 miles southeast of Washington. The accident occurred over water at 22:28 local time. The pilot ejected and was rescued out of the water at 00:30 local on August 2nd. The other F-16 landed safely.
22 Sep 2013 [w/o] 817 02-2121 RAFO 18 sqn F-16C Block 50 Details
12 Nov 2013 [w/o] 669 80-3669 RNoAF FLO F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
The aircraft was hit by lightning while on the ramp at Bødø AB. The lightning strike was so severe that almost all onboard systems were destroyed. With the pending retirement of the Norwegian F-16 fleet it wasn't worth fixing. The aircraft is setup as a spare part reserve with some restru-ictions in place for re-use of electrical equipment.



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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