F-16 Fighting Falcon News

F-16 crashes at Holloman Air Force

July 14, 2020 (by Asif Shamim) - An F-16C from the 49th Fighter Wing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico crashed while landing Monday, 13th July, the base said in a press release.

An F-16C similar to this example crashed at Holloman AFB on Monday evening

The crash occurred at about 18:00hrs local time. The pilot onboard ejected successfully and is currently being treated for minor injuries, the statement continued to say.

The accident was the second in two weeks involving F-16s. On July 1, 1st Lt. David Schmitz of the 77th Fighter Squadron was killed when his F-16 crashed during a "routine training mission" in South Carolina.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, the base said.