An aerial performance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds was cut short Saturday after a missile rail fell from an F-16C during the Chicago Air and Water Show. It seems that the right wingtip missile rail of the "slot," or number-four, touched the left horizontal stabilizer of the right wingman and thus broke off.
Last monday the nosewheel of a Belgian F-16AM (#FA-83) from Kleine Brogel AB collapsed on the taxiway, in the final turn to the runway.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter accidentally dropped two 10 kg practice warheads at a maritime gunnery range in the North Jeolla Province, South Korea on Wednesday afternoon.
A pilot's failure to follow standard F-16 operations procedures caused an F-16D to crash short of the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 18, Air Force officials announced today.
The pilot of an F-16 block 30 had to eject Tuesday afternoon when he tried to land at the Lamar Airport and realized he wouldn't be able to stop before hitting the end of the runway.
A Taiwanese F-16 jet fighter veered off the runway while landing at the Chia Yi Air Base in southern Taiwan Friday. No one was hurt but the airport, which is shared by civilian airplanes, was forced to close for a while.
An F-16C suffered damage to its right main landing gear and 341 Bulkhead after landing at Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Texas yesterday. The pilot was able to climb safely out of the stricken plane, an Air Force report said.
An F-16 pilot of the Arizona Air National Guard ran into trouble while trying to take off at Tucson International Airport. The pilot had to abort his take off and as the F-16 continued down the runway the pilot dropped the hook, stopping the jet.
Yesterday, a young Greek Viper pilot with only 130 flying hours in the F-16 made a successful dead stick landing at the Lemnos Island International Airport at 11:00.
A two-seat IDF/AF F-16D crashed today at Ramat David AFB, Israel, around noon local time. Both crew members ejected safely.
The Burlington International Airport, Vermont, closed their runways on Wednesday after an F-16's landing gear collapsed. The F-16 from the ANG 158th "Green Mountain Boys" FW was returning from a routine exercise at around 17.40h when the accident happened.
Circa 17.00 hours on April 18, 2005 an F-16DJ crashed next to the Ashley River near Charleston, South Carolina. The two crew members ejected safely. Both the main power and backup power failed moments before the crash, the pilot said.
An Air Force pilot was able to safely eject moments before his F-16DJ crashed just short of the runway at Nellis Air Force Base.
On Thursday morning (March 3rd, 2005) at 06.30h a Turkish Air Force F-16D from 4 AJÜ went missing over rugged terrain in the North of Turkey. The two pilots aboard are now confirmed to have been killed in this accident.
An F-16 fighter jet landed safely at the Albuquerque Sunport on Wednesday after reportedly getting into some trouble during take off.