F-16 Accidents

Thunderbird aircraft #87-0309 after the crash on February 14th, 1994 shown in the process of being stripped of good parts. Afterwards, the jet was painted grey in the summer of 1994 and sent out to the targeting range as a target. [USAF photo]


  • maddog2840 on 2012-Jul-20 16:48:06 maddog2840 said


    One of the very few who rode an F-16 in and walked away from it. The crash is on Youtube if you search Indian Springs crash.

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  • Aircraft Database: F-16 #87309

    The crash of Thunderbird no. 6 at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield, Nevada. A pilot error was blamed for this training crash involving a manoeuvre called a spiral descent. The pilot, Captain Thomas H. Lewis Ill, survived, but the manoeuvre was discontinued.

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