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F-16 Accident Reports for 1986

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Found 27 aircraft, displaying 16- 27 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
19 Aug 1986 [ w/o] FA-33 78- 0148 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 10 A Details
Went down near Maubeuge (Ferrier-La-Petite), France. Pilot, Major Gommaire Van Beneden, ejected safely
10 Sep 1986 [ w/o] FA-42 78- 0157 BAF 350 sqn F-16A Block 10 B Details
Fell out of the sky near Bourseigne-La-Vielle (near Gedinne), Belgium during a low-level exercise. The aircraft hit the ground during a turn and was piloted by Lieutenant Yvan Stoffijn, who was killed.
11 Sep 1986 [ w/o] 80599 80- 0599 USAF FWS F-16A Block 15 B 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.
09 Oct 1986 [ w/o] 82998 82- 0998 USAF 612 TFS F-16A Block 15 N Details
Crashed near Zaragosa, Spain. The pilot ejected safely
09 Oct 1986 [ w/o] 84259 84- 1259 USAF 17 TFS F-16C Block 25 D Details
The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Ralph Cyr, tried to land in bad foggy weather during night at Shaw AFB, South Carolina. The aircraft impacted some pine trees not far from Shaw AFB, avoiding a trailer park. The pilot mistakenly saw street lights for the runway lights and was able to light the afterburner to avoid an impact in the trailer park but was already to low to avoid a crash. The lieutenant was killed in the accident.
10 Oct 1986 [ w/o] 78075 78- 0075 USAF 466 TFS F-16A Block 5 Details
Crashed while flying a mission from CAF Cold Lake. The crash was caused by an engine flame-out. The pilot ejected safely.
12 Nov 1986 [ w/o] 84233 84- 1233 USAF 33 TFS F-16C Block 25 C Details
Crashed near Shaw AFB, South Carolina. The pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Eric Oliver, didn't survive the crash.
17 Nov 1986 [ w/o] J-244 78- 0244 RNlAF 322 sqn F-16A Block 10 A Details
Crashed into the North Sea near Ameland, Netherlands. The pilot, Bas Pellemans ejected safely and was rescued.
04 Dec 1986 [ act] 85423 85- 1423 USAF 312 TFTS F-16C Block 25 F Details
This aircraft had a ADG failure on December 4, 1986 had to IFE into Goodyear airport. Student pilot in a four ship formation had to fly around a Beachcraft Bonanza on the runway, touched down and skidded onto the overrun at the end of the runway. The local airport Fire Department put out the fire in the brakes. Aircraft engine was replaced and flew back to Luke on December 8, 1986. No damage to the airframe.
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.
18 Dec 1986 [ w/o] 85609 81- 1504 PAF 38 TW F-16B Block 15 U Details
The aircraft took off from Sargodha AB and hit a wild boar causing the two pilots to eject. One of them was Sqn Ldr Faaiz Amir.

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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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