F-16 Fighting Falcon News

F-16s collide on tarmac at Nellis

August 18, 2015 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Two F-16s (#85-1546 & #85-1549) collided shortly after landing at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday morning around 11:20h. The jets, assigned to the 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas returned from a flight operation to the base outside Las Vegas.

A row of F-16s from the 301st Fighter Wing, NAS Fort Worth on October 8th, 2004. [Photo by Keith Robinson]

Spotters reported a wrecked F-16 on runway 3L with a crash crane and clean up crew moving it onto a flatbed. It seems the nose and canopy were missing.

According to unofficial sources it seems at least one of the pilots has been seriously injured.

Base officials didn't disclose whether pilots were hurt or the amount of damage was. Both pilots were transported to the hospital for medical evaluation. A safety board will convene to investigate the incident.

The 301st is one of the participating units in Red Flag 15-4, which is held from August 17th to August 28th.




Additional images:

USAF F-16C block 30s #87-0281 from the 93rd FS & #86-0245 from the 457th FS taxi onto the runway of Nellis AFB on February 3rd, 2010. [USAF photo by TSgt. Bucky Parrish]