F-16 Accidents

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    Front fuselage of RDAF F-16AM #E-006 at Aalborg AB, awaiting its repairs on January 21st, 2003. [Photo by Erik Frikke]
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    RDAF F-16AM #E-006 inside the C-130 that carried it back to Aalborg AB on January 21st, 2003. [Photo by Erik Frikke]
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    Wing assembly of the unfortunate RDAF F-16AM #E-006 nicely packed into a wooden crate on January 21st, 2003. [Photo by Erik Frikke]
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    Sometimes when aircraft systems designers integrate various components into an airframe they forget to examine what happens if a component should fail. Such was the case in the original F-16 design. An electrical connector. [Photo by Kim McCreight]
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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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    Here is the last view of RDAF F-16BM #ET-204 under tow to a remote area to get the hydrazine bottle dismantled at Aalborg AB on August 16th, 2004. Note the damage. Beside the droptanks the ventral fins look a little bit worn. The wheel doors also suffered [Photo by Erik Frikke]
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    Here is the last view of RDAF F-16BM #ET-204 under tow to a remote area to get the hydrazine bottle dismantled at Aalborg AB on August 16th, 2004. Note the damage. Beside the droptanks the ventral fins look a little bit worn. The wheel doors also suffered [Photo by Erik Frikke]
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    Remains of USAF F-16C block 30 #87-0257 who crashed inside Iraq on January 19th, 1991. [Photo by CW2 Kevin Belanger]
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    USAF F-16C block 30 #87-0257 wreckage being checked out by CW3 Paul Madrid. [Photo by CW2 Kevin Belanger]
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    The canopy of F-16C #87-0257 [Photo by Scott A. Hyde]
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    The canopy of this aircraft [Photo by Scott A. Hyde]
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    Canopy from USAF F-16C #87-0257 which was shot down over Iraq on January 19, 1991 and put on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in mid 2005. [Photo courtesy the Pima Air and Space Museum]