A special Air Force inspection program for a key component of F-16 jet engines failed to find cracks that led to two crashes this year, newly released reports found. The crashes in February and March were traced to the jets' afterburner.
An Air Force F-16C jet fighter from Cannon AFB crashed today at 0845h, about 8 miles north of Hobbs, N.M., while on a training mission.
An Air Force F-16 crashed Thursday during a low-level training mission in a remote area of Florida, killing the pilot.
A series of crashes has led Taiwan's air force to temporarily ground its Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters for inspections. The air force command has ordered that various flight missions by all F-16s be suspended for special inspection.
A Taiwan F-16 fighter carrying one pilot went missing off eastern Taiwan during a routine training mission on Tuesday.
The Air Force released its findings on the cause of an F-16 aircraft accident that occurred about 85 miles south of here, near the city of Kamaishi, Japan. The accident took place Jan. 21.
Air Combat Command officials released the Aircraft Accident Investigation Report on the Nov. 19, 1998, crash of an F-16CJ from the 55th Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB, S.C.
NATO lost its second warplane in combat in five weeks of raids on Yugoslavia on Sunday but once again the pilot was picked up just hours later in a dramatic night-time rescue.
Two Thunderbirds F-16C Fighting Falcons were damaged April 25 when they contacted each other during a group formation take off here.
Two Thunderbird F-16C Fighting Falcons were damaged April 25 when they contacted each other during a group formation take off at Patrick AFB. Aircraft no. 3 and no. 4 received minor damage as they began their air demonstration during the Air and Space Expo in Florida. Both aircraft landed safely and neither pilot was injured.
Air Combat Command officials released the Aircraft Accident Investigation Report today on the Nov. 9, 1998, crash of an 388th Fighter Wing F-16CG from Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Israel halted training flights of some of its F-16s in the wake of plane malfunctions in Israel and the United States. Dozens of late model F-16s were ordered grounded after an Israeli pilot ejected from his plane during training on Sunday over what one air force official described as "engine lock".
A missile fell off a NATO plane participating in air raids against Yugoslavia and exploded in Macedonia on Sunday. NATO sources said the rocket was a HARM air-to-surface missile and that it fell off an F-16 jet.
An F-16 crashed at sea last weekend. Fortunately, the crew has been rescued.
The US Air Force suspended all F-16 fighter flights at Luke Air Force Base -- its largest training area for the jets -- after one of the planes crashed in the desert Friday. It was the fifth such accident at Luke since October.