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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Israel Defense Force / Air Force

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Found 42 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
05 Oct 1987 [ w/o] 121 78- 0319 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16A Block 5 Details
Lost in a mountainous region, killing Captain Gil Ivri
20 Jan 1981 [ w/o] 222 78- 0328 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16A Block 10 Details
Crashed after a mid-air with an F-4E Phantom II (68-0546, 222). Pilot Major Ehud Ben Amitay was killed as well as the pilot of the F-4, Dan Weiss. The navigator of the F-4, Eliezer Adar, was rescued
07 Dec 1986 [ w/o] 225 78- 0330 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16A Block 10 Details
Lost during landing after the engine failed. Major Boaz Nehorai was killed. After the aircraft suffered an engine failure, the pilot tried to land at an abondoned airstrip in de desert. He was able to land the F-16, but couldn't stop before the end of the runway. The aircraft tumbled up-side down and cought fire. The pilot stayed with the aircraft.
28 Aug 1983 [ w/o] 227 78- 0331 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16A Block 10 Details
Was lost during a low-level flight. Captain Dan E. Fredman didn't survive the crash
Unknown [ act] 228 78- 0332 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16A Block 10 Details
Suffered a landing mishap in which the main undercarriage suffered severe damage with also the central bulkheads being damaged. It was almost declared damaged beyond repair, but since the airframe was so young, it was decided to reapir the damage, which lasted for a year.
13 Sep 2009 [ w/o] 140 78- 0337 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16A Block 10 A News Article Details
Crashed at 13:45 hours local near the village of Bnei Haver. Dove into the ground after executing ACMI training. The pilot, Lieutenant Assaf Ramon (son of Col. Ilan Ramon), was killed in the accident. Cause of the accident was determined as G-LOC.
02 Feb 2000 [ w/o] 237 78- 0338 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16A Block 10 A News Article Details
Engine stalled, but when the pilot tried to relight, the engine caught fire. Pilot ejected over Negev desert. All Israeli F-16's were grounded till February 27th.
10 Apr 1986 [ w/o] 240 78- 0340 IDFAF 110 sqn F-16A Block 10 A Details
01 Aug 2000 [ w/o] 248 78- 0344 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16A Block 10 A News Article Details
Engine failure after takeoff from Ramon Air Base. Pilot forced to eject, and came down unharmed south of Kibbutz Hatzerim.
20 Nov 1981 [ w/o] 257 78- 0350 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16A Block 10 C Details
08 Oct 1986 [ w/o] 003 78- 0356 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16B Block 5 Details
The pilot, Captain Gal Weisberg, was killed during this mishap.
28 Jun 1984 [ w/o] 008 78- 0359 IDFAF 117 sqn F-16B Block 5 Details
The pilot, Lt. Col. Ytzhak, lost control over his aircraft. He entered a deep stall after performing a low altitude roll.
18 Dec 1988 [ w/o] 015 78- 0361 IDFAF 140 sqn F-16B Block 5 Details
Lost due to bird strike. The pilot, Lt. Col. Rami Ben Efraim was rescued.
Jul 1998 [ i/a] 750 79- 0347 F-16A Block 10 Details
Seriously damaged in a ground fire at Hatzor AFB
07 Sep 1997 [ w/o] 991 79- 0410 IDFAF 144 sqn F-16B Block 5 Details
The aircraft crashed in the Negev desert during an instruction flight. The crash was due to a bird ingestion. Both pilots ejected with the instructor being fine but the student being badly wounded.

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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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