F-16 Accidents

USAF F-16B block 5 #78-0105 from the 56th TTW crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on March 27th, 1981. It was recovered and used as a maintenance trainer. [Photo by Denny]


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    "I was appointed 'Crew Chief' of what was left and had the job of removing some of the damaged areas with a die Grinder and preparing it for use as a trainer. It soon became apparent that the aircraft would be of little training value except for teaching tire changes, wing weapons pylon installation, missile launcher installation and removal and a few other tasks. Power could not be applied to the airframe so no functional tests could be performed. The aircraft was sent out and I do not remember what the final disposition of the airframe was, I believe it went back to General Dynamics." -- Denny

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