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F-16 Accidents & Mishaps for the United Arab Emirates Air Force

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Found 4 aircraft, displaying 1- 4 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
09 Jan 2006 [ w/o] 3052 00- 6027 UAEAF 16 sqn F-16E Block 60 News Article Details
The aircraft crashed during a routine airshow demonstration flight. The pilot managed to eject safely. This is the first write-off of an UAEAF F-16E block 60. The pilot, Dan Levin - a Lockheed Martin Test Pilot - apparently entered a loop too low or had a density altitude problem. The F-16 hit the ground in full burner with a high sink rate. Fortunately Dan ejected but his chute didn't have time to fully deploy so he suffered many broken bones and a punctured lung.
Unknown [ act] 3003 00- 6058 F-16F Block 60 Details
Involved in a mishap in the factory. Severly damaged when dropped during testing
27 Apr 2011 [ sto] 3004 00- 6059 UAEAF 1 sqn F-16F Block 60 News Article Details
Veered off the runway after landing at Sigonella Air Base after transfering from Decimomannu, Sardinia on Wednesday at 11:35h local time. The pilot ejected safely. Aircraft will likely be repaired but it will take several years.
02 Nov 2010 [ sto] 3005 00- 6060 USAF 148 FS F-16F Block 60 Details
The aircraft was badly damaged when hitting a flock of birds. It is seemed repairable.

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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