F-16 Accidents

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Mishap at Edwards AFB, aircraft #88-0456 a heavily modified block 42. It was flying a test mission with an, at the time, one of a kind Pratt and Whitney F100-PW229. It is believed there was a compressor stall followed by a turbine shell out. The pilot failed to get the gear down and landed on the belly. [USAF photo]

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  • Anonymous on 2003-Sep-17 17:24:36 Anonymous said

    Dane Anderson

    88-0456 was rebuilt by the 649 CLSS at Hill AFB (OO-ALC) and continues to fly today. dca
  • Anonymous on 2004-Nov-20 06:49:58 Anonymous said

    TJStoney

    The pilot got a medal for landing it. And when we got the plane back from depot it still had dirt in it.
  • Anonymous on 2004-Dec-25 04:59:58 Anonymous said

    D.Dave

    This aircraft was never the same after this... It would often fail subsequent PDC's. I always hated Debriefing the pilots that flew this one. But the worst debriefing was usually on the "Red and White" Viper piles after we merged.
  • Anonymous on 2005-Aug-31 05:18:18 Anonymous said

    Tony D.

    I was the DCC of 456 at Edwards AFB back in 1994-96. Then later I went to phase.
  • Anthony T on 2008-Aug-09 08:50:58 Anthony T said



    It was something else kicking and twisting panels to get them to lock down right on this one after this insident. I was the assistant crew chief on this jet when this happened. As I recall, it was a Canadian Pilot Test flying this one at this time.

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    Compressor stall followed by a turbine shell out. The pilot failed to get the gear down and landed on the belly and did not eject as it wasn't needed.

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