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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Hellenic Air Force

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Found 21 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
26 Jun 2001 [ act] 110 88- 0110 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30 H Details
Damaged when the LEF of the left wing faced upwards during flight. The aircraft made an emergency landing at Leeuwarden AB, the Netherlands.
02 Jun 2003 [ w/o] 116 88- 0116 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30 J Details
This information is not solid, but looks likely that this is the aircraft that was lost on June 2, 2003. It is the only HAF block 30 that cannot be accounted for after 2003 by spotters on Scramble's web site. Further confirmation is required. Here are the details regarding this mishap. Possible bird ingested in the engine, but certainly was an issue with the engine. Pilot, Captain Pliatsikas Theodoros jettisoned the drop tanks and attempted to make it to a runway but fell short three nautical miles from the base near Volos. An Air Force rescue helicopter picked up the Captain after his safe ejection. After a short stay in an Air Force hospital, he was released.
13 Nov 2000 [ w/o] 123 88- 0123 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30 J News Article Details
Impacted the sea near Aghualos weapons range, Greece. Unfortunately, First Lieutenant Konstantinos Kakavas was killed
23 Sep 1997 [ w/o] 131 88- 0131 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30 K News Article Details
Crashed into the eastern part of the Aegean Sea near Agios Efstratios Island. The aircraft was out on a routine training mission. The pilot was missing and assumed to be killed in the mishap
15 Jul 1993 [ w/o] 135 88- 0135 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30 K Details
Went down in the Aegean Sea off Skiros island, while on training mission. Pilot ejected safely
26 Nov 1992 [ w/o] 137 88- 0137 HAF 330 Mira F-16C Block 30 K Details
Collided in mid air with Mirage 2000EG (238), from the 332 Mira. The accident happened near the Island of Skiros (Pelagos) during a DACT exercise. The pilot from the Mirage, D Bratzios, was rescued but the F-16 pilot, Captain A Bridak was killed
13 Nov 1995 [ w/o] 142 88- 0142 HAF 346 Mira F-16C Block 30 L Details
Engine cut while returning to its base at Nea Angchialos in company with another F-16. The engine cut at 8,000 ft, but after unsuccessfully starting the engine, the pilot ejected safely at about 1,000 to 1,400 ft above the sea just north of Skiros Island
Unknown [ act] 145 88- 0145 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30 H Details
Some time in 1995 shortly after engine start up, the engine experienced an auto acceleration malfunction resulting in an onboard fire. Aircraft was eventually repaired but exact date is still unknown.
13 Oct 2004 [ w/o] 146 88- 0146 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30 H News Article Details
Was lost in a mid-air collission with another F-16D (147, 88-0147). Both pilots, Major Ioannis Kommatas and Captain Athanasios Sioutas, were unfortunately killed in this mishap
13 Oct 2004 [ w/o] 147 88- 0147 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30 H News Article Details
Was lost in a mid-air collission with another F-16D (146, 88-0146). Both pilots, Lieutenant Georgios Likoudis and Lieutenant Georgios Antonopoulos, were unfortunately killed in this mishap
06 Jun 1995 [ act] 149 88- 0149 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30 J Details
During an engine check before take-off, a malfunction caused engine to engage full afterburner. The aircraft ran off the ramp and burned after sinking into a ditch and striking a tree. Location was Nea Ankhialos. The aircraft was taken to Hill AFB, Utah where it was repaired. It was flown again on October 12, 2001 by 514 Flight Test Squadron's Major Jeffrey Clayton. This Greek aircraft spent 4 years at Hill AFB being repaired and is the most severely damaged F-16 to be repaired. Some parts had to be retooled as the block is older and some parts no longer made.
04 Jun 2009 [ w/o] 059 93- 1059 HAF 347 Mira F-16C Block 50 S News Article Details
The aircraft crashed during a training flight 5 miles east of the city of Ioannina at 10:33h local time. The pilot ejected safely.
26 Jan 2015 [ w/o] 084 93- 1084 HAF 341 Mira F-16D Block 50 R News Article Details
The jet was taking part in a Tactical Leadership Program exercise and crashed into parked planes, with both aircrew - Captain Panayiotis Laskaris and Captain Athanasios Zagkas - killed. Eight French were killed on the ground. It was found that pilot error was to be blamed for the crash.
02 Nov 2016 [ sto] 512 99- 1512 HAF 343 Mira F-16C Block 52 Details
Caught fire when parked on the appron at Souda Bay AFB during start-up. The pilot escaped unharmed. Unclear wether this will be a write-off.
18 Nov 2021 [ w/o] 513 99- 1513 HAF 343 Mira F-16C Block 52 Details

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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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