An Air Force investigations board has determined that pilot error caused a fatal F-16 crash near Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, in March. Luke A. Johnson, 26, died in the crash, which happened as he was preparing to land at the base. His F-16CJ aircraft crashed into a wooded area about two miles from the runway while returning at about 9 p.m. March 20 from a night tactical-intercept training mission.
Pilot error caused the Jan. 10 crash of an Air National Guard F-16 near the Garden State Parkway, officials said yesterday.
A pilot's failure to accurately perform standard flight procedures while rejoining other aircraft caused an F-16C to crash near the Warren Grove Bombing Range, near Atlantic City, N.J., Jan. 10, Air Force officials announced today.
An F-16 fighter jet on a training mission from Luke Air Force Base crashed into the desert Wednesday in southwestern Arizona. The pilot ejected safely.
Misawa pilot Maj. Chad Miller (USAF) safely ejected from his F-16C aircraft over the Sea of Japan during routine training Monday. He floated upon the Sea of Japan in his lifeboat for less than an hour when Japanese fisherman Kunitaka Yamazaki pulled him aboard his fishing vessel.
A 23rd Fighter Squadron pilot died Wednesday night when his F-16CJ crashed two miles northeast of Spangdahlem Air Base.
A blown nose-gear tire caused the Oct. 17 crash of an F-16 fighter during takeoff roll at Hill AFB, Utah, according to Air Force officials investigating the incident.
A crash that destroyed a $19.2 million F-16 over the summer was caused by the failure of two quarter-inch bolts, Air Force inspectors said this week.
A U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot intentionally dropped an unarmed missile and two fuel tanks into a farmer's field Thursday after reporting a problem with his aircraft. The incident happened around 1400h.
Air Force investigators have determined that gravity-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) led to the July 6 crash of an F-16CJ off the coast of South Carolina.
Investigators have determined engine failure led to an F-16 crash on the Melrose Bombing Range in New Mexico March 21. The aircraft (#87-0330), assigned to the 27th Fighter Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., was destroyed. The pilot experienced minor injuries after ejecting from the aircraft.
United States Air Force investigators are trying to determine how a fin from a HARM fell from an F-16 and landed on a residential Florida neighbourhood.
Catastrophic engine failure caused the April 3 crash of a U.S. F-16DJ fighter near Misawa Air Base, Air Force investigators concluded.
A USAFE F-16CG from Aviano Air Base, Italy, crashes while deployed to Turkey for Operation Northern Watch. It was a non-combat mission. Pilot safely ejected.
The Edwards F-16B jet fighter aircraft which crashed this morning at about 7 a.m. was performing photo and safety chase support for another F-16 test aircraft.
The two jets took off from Edwards at approximately 6 a.m. to allow the test aircraft to perform a test of the Miniature Air-Launch Decoy, an air-launched missile that functions as a radar decoy, while the support aircraft provided photo and safety chase. Support aircraft routinely accompany test aircraft to obtain aerial photographic record of the mission and to visually monitor the mission?s safety in flight.