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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the Turkish Air Force

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Found 34 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
05 Jul 1991 [ w/o] 86-0067 86- 0067 TuAF 143 Filo F-16C Block 30 B Details
Went down near Dinar, Turkey killing the pilot, Capt. Muzaffer Garip.
27 Jun 2001 [ w/o] 86-0068 86- 0068 TuAF 143 Filo F-16C Block 30 B Details
Crashed with the pilot, Capt. N. Tunc Sözen, ejecting safely.
03 Mar 2005 [ w/o] 86-0191 86- 0191 TuAF 143 Filo F-16D Block 30 B News Article Details
The aircraft crashed at 6:30 hours over rugged terrain in Yenice. The two pilots, Captain Fatih Devravut and Lieutenant Fatih Keskin, where killed in this accident. The aircraft took off from Akinci AB (Murted) in the morning for a training flight when it disappeared from radar screens.
25 Jun 1992 [ w/o] 87-0012 87- 0012 TuAF 143 Filo F-16C Block 30 B Details
01 Dec 2014 [ w/o] 87-0017 87- 0017 TuAF 152 Filo F-16C Block 30 B News Article Details
The F-16 crashed around 10:50hrs local time during a training flight at 36 kilometers away from the Merzifon district center. The pilot ejected safely.
07 May 1991 [ w/o] 88-0022 88- 0022 TuAF 142 Filo F-16C Block 30 E Details
Crashed because of an engine failure. The engine went to SEC mode during a ground attack training and the pilot consequently declared an emergency and tried to return to the base. Unfurtunately, 400 to 500 feet from the runway he had to eject. The pilot, Major Semih Birdogan, ejected safely.
11 Oct 1995 [ w/o] 88-0023 88- 0023 TuAF 143 Filo F-16C Block 30 E Details
Crashed due to an engine failure at Yedigoller (seven lakes) region near Bolu. The pilot, 1st Lt. Hakan Dinc, ejected safely only suffering minor injuries.
10 Oct 1995 [ act] 88-0033 88- 0033 TuAF 141 Filo F-16C Block 40 A Details
The aircraft made a belly landing with extensive damage to the underside and internal cables. Lockheed seemed the aircraft unrepairable (at least economically), but the TuAF decides to repair it anyway.
28 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 89-0029 89- 0029 TuAF 141 Filo F-16C Block 40 A Details
22 Mar 2018 [ w/o] 89-0031 89- 0031 TuAF 152 Filo F-16C Block 40 A News Article Details
Crashed during a training flight in the early evening. Cause is still under investigation. The pilot was killed in the mishap.
30 May 2003 [ w/o] 89-0032 89- 0032 TuAF 141 Filo F-16C Block 40 A Details
Formation landing with this F-16 as wingman. Because of a brake system problem the aircraft drifted off the right side of the runway. Nose gear failed and that is how the damage occurred. Pilot remained with the aircraft.
29 Sep 1995 [ w/o] 89-0033 89- 0033 TuAF 141 Filo F-16C Block 40 A Details
Crashed near Akinci AB due to a gun cartridge entering the jet intake during a high G strafing maneuver.
24 May 2000 [ w/o] 90-0001 90- 0001 TuAF 162 Filo F-16C Block 40 D Details
Crashed near Buçak after being struck by lightning. The pilot, Capt. Askin Sezer, ejected safely.
01 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 90-0002 90- 0002 TuAF 162 Filo F-16C Block 40 D Details
The aircraft crashed near Sahinburgaz, Turkey killing the pilot, 1st Lieutenant Huseyin Yenturk.
22 Nov 1994 [ w/o] 90-0003 90- 0003 TuAF 192 Filo F-16C Block 40 D Details
Flew into the water of Lake Manjas, Turkey killing the pilot, Captain Oktay Gungordu.

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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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