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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Portuguese Air Force

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Found 4 aircraft, displaying 1- 4 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
05 Dec 2008 [ sto] 15133 83- 1076 FAP Esq 301 F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Overshot the runway at Florennes AB during a TLP exercise. The pilot ejected safely. The aircraft was only slightly damaged and is deemed repairable.
28 Jan 2008 [ w/o] 15140 83- 1171 F-16B Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Crashed just outside the base perimeter at Monte Real AB during its first test flight after completing M4 MLU modification. Wreckage came down in a pine tree plantation at 13:40 hours causing a small fire. The pilot, Lt.Col. João 'Skipper' Pereira, ejected safely and no-one on the ground was injured.
08 Mar 2002 [ w/o] 15111 93- 0475 FAP Esq 201 F-16A Block 15 AV OCU Details
Crashed at Monte Real AFB. The aircraft impacted the ILS antenna and then struck ground on the south end of the runway 01/19 at 11:49. The pilot, Captain Jorge Moura, didn't attempt to eject. The aircraft was practicing for the PoAF's 50th anniversary air show for July that year.
May 1996 [ con] 15120 93- 0484 FAP Esq 201 F-16B Block 15 AT OCU Details
Collided with a Hawk 100, but landed and only suffered minor damage and was consequenty repaired.

Abbreviations and symbols:
[act] Active [i/a] Instructional Airframe [sto] Stored (e.g. at AMARG)
[cld] Cancelled Order [msh] Involved in Mishap [w/o] Write-off
[con] Converted [o/o] On Order
[des] Destroyed (drone) [pre] Preserved (museum, gateguard) T/V LM Aero Type/Version (Construction) number
[emb] Embargoed [scr] Scrapped Photo Available
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