F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Turkish Air Force

Found 34 aircraft, displaying 16-30 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
22 Dec 2003 [w/o] 90-0015 90-0015 TuAF 161 Filo F-16C Block 40F News Article Details
The plane crashed near Bandirma in the Balikesir province (Marmara Region). The pilot, Lieutenant Ferhat Yildirim, ejected safely but suffered some injuries. The General Staff confirmed that the F-16 went down due to a technical failure.
03 Jan 1994 [w/o] 91-0009 91-0009 TuAF 192 Filo F-16C Block 40H Details
Impacted the ground near Bursa, Turkey killing the pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Unal Aksoy.
25 Jul 1997 [w/o] 91-0013 91-0013 TuAF 162 Filo F-16C Block 40H Details
Crashed near Eskisehir with the pilot ejecting safely.
22 May 2007 [w/o] 91-0019 91-0019 TuAF 182 Filo F-16C Block 40H News Article Details
The aircraft crashed near Altinapa Dam of Muhsine village. About 5-10 minutes after it took off from the 3rd Main Jet Base in the province, the jet went into secondary engine control (SEC) mode. While gaining altitude and heading back to the base, a flameout occurred. The pilot tried to restart the engine twice but to no avail. Captain Ilker Ozdil, age 34, ejected 15 nautical miles from the base. He was slightly injured and taken to Meram Medical Faculty Hospital of Selcuk University by helicopter for treatment.
08 Feb 1995 [w/o] 91-0021 91-0021 TuAF 192 Filo F-16C Block 40H Details
The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Mustafa Yildirim, ejected safely from crashing air plane after being pursued by two Greek Mirage F-1's over the Aegean Sea. The cause was found to be failure of the formation leader and the pilot of the crashed aircraft to check their remaining fuel under pressure after interception by the F-1's. The pilot did not notice the engine was receiving fuel from internal tanks only and did not activate the reserve fuel transfer system. As a result, when the internal tanks ran dry the engine cut and the aircraft lost altitude. The pilot ejected a few hundred feet above the sea
08 Oct 1996 [w/o] 91-0023 91-0023 TuAF 192 Filo F-16D Block 40J News Article Details
Crashed into the Aegean Sea nine miles off the island of Chios during a routine flight. It was part of a flight of four F-4's and two F-16's. Just prior to the mishap two Mirage 2000's intercepted them. One of two person crew was rescued but the other is missing. According to an official report, the TUAF formation had illegaly violated Hellenic airspace and so was intercepted by 2 HAF Mirage 2000EG (331sqn, 114FW, Tanagra AB). The 2 TUAF F-16s evidently denied to comply and started agressive maneuvers against the HAF Mirage 2000EG. During the engagment that followed, one of the HAF Mirage 2000EG (piloted by Lt. Grivas) fired a Magic IR missile. As a result a TUAF F-16D (#91-0023) was shot down. Immediately the second TUAF F-16 paused the engagment and escaped to the east in order to return to international air space. The first pilot (Capt. Nail Erdogan) was killed while the second pilot (Lt. Col. Osman Cıceklı) ejected safely. The downed pilot was rescued 30 min. after shot down by a HAF AB-205 SAR helo (from 358th search and rescue squadron). The pilot received immediate medical care and returned a few days later to Turkey with a HAF C-130 flight. At first the incident was kept secret for obvious purposes and both countries (Greece and Turkey) officialy adopted a mechanical failure as the main cause of the accident. In 2003 the Greek Minister of Defence, Mr. Giannos Papantoniou, stated in public that the incident of Oct. 8th, 1996, that led to the loss of the TUAF F-16D was a result of the immediate action that was taken by HAF fighters during an interception against TUAF fighters violating Greek airspace.
26 Aug 1999 [w/o] 92-0009 92-0009 TuAF 182 Filo F-16C Block 40L News Article Details
Crashed during landing with the pilot, Lt. Ozcan Kete, ejecting safely.
05 Jun 2002 [w/o] 93-0002 93-0002 TuAF 181 Filo F-16C Block 40P Details
Made three attempted landings at Cigli in an emergency situation after engine failure. Pilot was able to make a landing on four attempt but throttle problems caused the aircraft to go off the end of the runway killing 1st Lieutenant Oguz Yenen Kalbimizdesin.
16 Oct 2006 [w/o] 93-0010 93-0010 TuAF 181 Filo F-16C Block 40P News Article Details
Crashed near Bitlis with the pilot, 1st Lt. Bahadır Şahin, being killed.
30 Jan 2006 [w/o] 93-0014 93-0014 TuAF 181 Filo F-16C Block 40P News Article Details
The aircraft crashed at 14:43 hours about four and a half kilometres from the runway, ending up in an uninhabited area near the village of Gonendi in Diyarbakir's Carikli Municipality. The cause is still unknown.
04 Apr 2000 [w/o] 93-0657 93-0657 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
The aircraft collided with F-16C (#93-0666) and consequently crashed. One of the pilots, captain Murat Özaydin was killed, while the other, 1st Lieutenant Gungor Ozer ejected safely.
06 Nov 2003 [w/o] 93-0662 93-0662 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
A technical failure caused the F-16 to crash in a field near the town of Zile of Tokat province, some 400km east of the capital Ankara. The pilot, Colonel Albay Atilla Gülan, successfully ejected from the aircraft.
04 Apr 2000 [w/o] 93-0666 93-0666 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
The aircraft collided with F-16C (#93-0657) and consequently crashed. One of the pilots, captain Murat Özaydin was killed, while the other, 1st Lieutenant Gungor Ozer ejected safely.
23 May 2006 [w/o] 93-0686 93-0686 TuAF 192 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
Collided with a HAF F-16 #514 over the Adriatic around 13.00h local about 12 miles off the coast of the Greek island of Karpathos. The pilot, Lt Halil Ibrahim Özdemir, ejected safely.
13 May 2013 [w/o] 93-0688 93-0688 TuAF 151 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
The F-16 crashed around 14:15 local time near the town of Yarpuz, in the mountainous southern area of Amansolar in Osmaniye province (about 25 miles (40km) from the Syrian border). The pilot, Lt. Hamza Gümüşsoy, ejected but unfortunately got killed.

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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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Errors and Omissions
Jan 30, 2011 - 10:34 PM
More unconfirmed crashes

November 6th, 1997: 131 Filo, crashed near Asagi Pinarbasi with Lt. Mustafa Gumus and 2nd Lt. Tugkan Inan ejecting.

September 25th, 2001: no more info.

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