F-16 Accidents

This IDF/AF F-16D overturned on the runway at 11:00 on May 3rd, 2005, at Ramat David AFB, after an apparent failure of the landing gear. Both crew members ejected successfully. [IDF/AF photo]


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    The aircraft was on a routine training mission at 11:00 hours local time when the pilot noticed a landing gear malfunction. Shortly after touchdown, while still moving at 140 knots, the pilot noticed the port main landing gear was not supporting the plane. The landing gear collapsed and the left wing hit the runway, making the F-16 veer of the runway sharply. The crew ejected immediately, and moments later the aircraft overturned. Both crewmembers survived the ejection. Aircraft as of 2011 is still being repaired to return to flight.

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