F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Greek F-16D from 343 Sqn crashes South of Crete.

December 4, 2014 (by Asif Shamim) - An F-16D block 52+ from 343M crashed during a training flight on December 4th, 2014 at 13.42h local time, 14 nautical miles north of the island of Gavdos. Both crew members, successful ejected.

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An Agusta-Bell 205 rescue helicopter arrived on scene at 14.34h and recovered both crew and flew them back to base So├║da Air Base.

The causes of the accident is under investigated, but is currently believed to be mechanical related.

Further updates will be posted as when received.

Four years ago, in a similar incident in the same sea area, two Greek Air Force pilots lost their lives and a third one was injured when two F-16 jets collided mid-air.