Yesterday it was confirmed that the Belgian F-16 accident that led to the death of a pilot was caused by a mid-air collision. The collision between two F-16s happened at 11.30am on Tuesday above the village of Havelange, near Marche-en-Famenne.
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Two Belgian F-16s collided in mid-air during a Forward Air Controler exercise, killing one of the pilots. They crashed into the ground in the wooded area of Marche-en-Famenne in the Belgian Ardennes.
Air Force investigators have determined trapped external fuel due to an aircraft malfunction and the pilot's failure to properly monitor his fuel status were the causes of the F-16CG crash in the Iraqi area of responsibility June 12, 2003.
The Norwegian Department of Defense announced today that a Dutch F-16 accidentally dropped a 500lbs (227 kg) bomb during a weapons instructor course in Norway. The bomb did not detonate.
Today, a Turkish F-16C Block 50 from the Fifth Main Jet Base Command at Merzifon AB crashed during a training flight in the north of the country. Fortunately both the pilot and the co-pilot survived the accident.
Air Force officials determined a manufacturing defect of a turbine blade caused an F-16C Block 42 to crash on June 10 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
Bahraini authorities said yesterday that a piece of a missing F-16 has been found floating near Bahrain's north-western shore, more than two weeks after the aircraft disappeared from the radar screens during a night-time training.
A Jordanian air force pilot was killed Sunday when his plane crashed as a result of technical failure. It's not sure though whether it concerns an F-16 or not.
Rumors that a Bahraini pilot defected to Iran are baseless, a top Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday. The same denial was highlighted on the front page of Iran's Al Wifaq newspaper in yesterday's edition.
An F-16 pilot's failure to follow emergency checklist procedures for a failed hydraulic pump caused the F-16CG Fighting Falcon he was taxiing to collide with a parked F-16 at a forward-operating location June 15.
Air Force officials have determined a bird strike caused the crash of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on June 13 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
An F-16 from the 419th Fighter Wing was forced to make an emergency landing after colliding with a large bird on Sept. 19. The incident occurred during an air-to-air combat training mission over the Utah Test and Training Range.
Last night the international search for a Bahraini F-16 which vanished during an exercise on Saturday was called off. The massive search had failed to turn up any evidence of the plane or its pilot, said US naval Forces Central Command spokesman Commander Hal Pitman.
Teams from the Bahrain army and the US Navy have failed to locate the body of a Bahraini pilot whose F-16 crashed at sea on Saturday.
An international search and rescue operation was underway yesterday to locate a missing Bahraini jet which disappeared on Saturday night. Its pilot, who has been named by relatives as 38-year-old Abdulaziz Snan Al Dossary, was also still missing yesterday.