F-16 Accidents

RNlAF F-16BM #J-064 from 312 sqn is seen laying on the runway at Leeuwarden AB on May 18th, 2006 after its left main gear collapsed upon landing, now getting ready to be lifted. [Photo by Freezo]


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    The F-16 with callsign 'Spider21' was making an IF-Test flight out of Volkel AB. During the Radar Guided Simulated Flame-out (SFO) approach at Leeuwarden AB they hit the runway pretty hard. Before the landing an accompagnying F-16 saw that the gear was twisted about 20/30 degrees. Despite the twisted gear the crew decided to land at Leeuwarden AB using a visual straight in approach. After touching the runway the twisted gear collapsed and the F-16 came to a quick stop by it's dragchute. Both pilots escaped without injuries. It is still unclear what the exact damage is to the jet, but it will probably be repaired.

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