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Unread post30 Jul 2016, 19:44

Hi

I know some F-16s have been lost in Turkey and haven't been accounted against the serial. Wondered if some could still be paired up. Bjorn, do you have a list of Turkish F-16s losses for which we do not have a serial tie-up?

Scramble shows F-16D #86-0193 that hasn't been spotted since May 1999 (over 17 years).
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Unread post31 Jul 2016, 09:46

Here's what I have:

July 25th, 1997: Eskisehir, pilot ejected.

November 6th, 1997: 131 Filo, crashed near Asagi Pinarbasi with Lt. Mustafa Gumus and 2nd Lt. Tugkan Inan ejecting.

August 26th, 1999: 182 Filo, Lt. Ozcan Kete ejected.

June 27th, 2001: 143 Filo, Capt. N. Tunc Sözen ejected.

September 25th, 2001: no more info.

May 23rd, 2006: Crash of an unknown Turkish viper, 192 Filo. Supposedly 93-0684, but this airframe was spotted afterwards.

October 16th, 2006: Crashed F-16C near Bitlis, Turkey. 1st Lt.Bahadir Sahin killed.

April 14th, 2009: F-16 crashed killing the pilot.

May 13th, 2013: Crashed near the Syrian border. F-16C from either 151 or 152 Filo. Lt. Hamza Gümüşsoy ejected, but did not survive.

September 2nd, 2014: F-16C from either 181 or 182 Filo. Capt. Şefika Burcu Arpacı ejected safely.

December 1st, 2014: F-16 from either 151 or 152 Filo.

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Unread post01 Aug 2016, 04:34

With the help of Scramble, this is a list of F-16s not spotted since 2007:
87-0014 - F-16C w/ 143 Filo last spotted April 2000.
87-0019 - F-16C w/ 143 Filo last spotted April 2000.
88-0020 - F-16C w/ 143 Filo last spotted April 2006.
90-0019 - F-16C w/ 161 Filo last spotted September 2004.
92-0011 - F-16C w/ 182 Filo last spotted October 2004.
92-0012 - F-16C w/ 182 Filo last spotted May 2005.
92-0013 - F-16C w/ 182 Filo last spotted October 2004.
93-0003 - F-16C w/ 181 Filo last spotted April 2003.
93-0008 - F-16C w/ 181 Filo last spotted September 2004.
94-0089 - F-16C w/ 152 Filo last spotted May 2005.

and as noted above: F-16D #86-0193 that hasn't been spotted since May 1999 (over 17 years). Also the only F-16D noted in the list of F-16s not spotted since 2007.
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Unread post01 Aug 2016, 04:55

Bjorn wrote:November 6th, 1997: 131 Filo, crashed near Asagi Pinarbasi with Lt. Mustafa Gumus and 2nd Lt. Tugkan Inan ejecting.


Think this is the November 5th, 1997 is an F-4E loss.
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=146497
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Unread post08 Aug 2016, 00:58

87-0019 is the prototype of the Ozgur Project. Last seen April 16: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AVB2DCX43JY/U ... IOZGUR.JPG
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Unread post08 Aug 2016, 01:09

orko_8 wrote:87-0019 is the prototype of the Ozgur Project. Last seen April 16: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AVB2DCX43JY/U ... IOZGUR.JPG


Thanks, and looks like that's 143 Filo markings too.

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