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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Venezuelan Air Force

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Found 3 aircraft, displaying 1- 3 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
27 Sep 2001 [ w/o] 6611 82- 1052 FAV Grupo 16 F-16A Block 15 L Details
While completing a circuit on arrival at Barcelona airfield, Venezuela, the aircraft ingested and impacted a turkey vulture. Pilot, Colonel Héctor G. D'Armaz Dugarte (commanding officer of Grupo Aéreo de Caza N°16 at that time), was unable to lower the landing gear. D'Armaz aimed the aircraft away from the airport and ejected safely and only suffered a broken right legg in three places. The airframe came down 165 feet away from the main gate.
22 Nov 1995 [ w/o] 2179 82- 1054 FAV Grupo 16 F-16B Block 15 K Details
Crashed while performing an aerobatic display over the base at Maracay/Palo Negro for an air show. Both of the crew were killed. They were the first and second commanders of the squadron
19 Apr 1994 [ w/o] 9581 82- 1055 FAV Grupo 16 F-16B Block 15 K Details
Crashed near Barquisimeto due to a bird strike causing an overall engine failure. Both pilots ejected safely.

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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