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F-16 Accident Reports for 1993

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Found 40 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
10 Feb 1993 [ w/o] J-195 83- 1195 RNlAF 311 sqn F-16A Block 15 T Details
Flight control problems caused the loss. The crash occurred near Geffen in the Netherlands. The pilot, "Torch" Timmers, ejected safely.
18 Feb 1993 [ w/o] 90784 90- 0784 USAF 18 FS F-16D Block 40 H Details
Destroyed near Eielson AFB, Alaska. Both crew, pilot Capt. Glen S. Porter and backseat passenger, flight surgeon Maj. Robert D. Verdone, were killed. It has been speculated that during a ground avoidance maneuver the backseater had interfered with the control stick and rudders.
19 Feb 1993 [ w/o] 83102 83- 1102 USAF 182 FS F-16A Block 15 R Details
Aircraft crashed on McMullen range (Yankee/Dixie) near Tilden, TX. The aircraft crashed after the 4th pass on the bomb circle dropping BDU-33's. After the 3rd stage compressor let fly, this caused a massive fire/explosion and failure of the tail. The aircraft departed controlled flight at 1,000 AGL and pilot ejected safely 70 miles south of San Antonio, TX. This jet had only a centerline bag and it stayed on. The pilot was cleared by the accident board and flew successfully for 2 1/2 years after the incident and was promoted
23 Feb 1993 [ w/o] 88523 88- 0523 USAF 69 FS F-16C Block 40 D Details
Crashed onto an island on Lake Sinclair, Georgia after an engine failure during a LANTIRN check mission. The pilot, 1st Lt. Ted D. Satcher, 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.
08 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 87-655 87- 1655 RoKAF 19 FW F-16C Block 32 F Details
Impacted the mountains near Chungwon, Korea killing the pilot. The aircraft was returning to base. Weather was good, but it was night.
21 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 79379 79- 0379 USAF 107 FS F-16A Block 10 A Details
Michigan ANG lost one of its aircraft in a crash at Selfridge ANGB.
21 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 80495 80- 0495 USAF 107 FS F-16A Block 10 C Details
Unknown mishap, but the aircraft was a w/o.
28 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 89-0029 89- 0029 TuAF 141 Filo F-16C Block 40 A Details
28 Apr 1993 [ w/o] 85492 85- 1492 USAF 13 FS F-16C Block 30 B Details
Crashed near Osan while operating a close air support mission on detachment from Misawa, Japan. The pilot ejected safely at treetop level at 14:35 hours. The aircraft was flown into the ground due pilot distraction and spatial disorientation.
18 May 1993 [ w/o] 87269 87- 0269 USAF 414 CTS F-16C Block 32 F Details
Written-off at Nellis AFB, Nevada at 12:25 hours. The pilot, Major Scott Anderson, experienced a G-LOC during a BFM exercise with some F-15s and ejected, suffering only a broken legg. The aircraft wore the blue Su-27 scheme.
18 May 1993 [ w/o] 89069 89- 2069 USAF 18 FS F-16C Block 40 F Details
Crashed near Eielson AFB, Alaska at 15:17 hours killing the pilot Capt. Luis F. Jordan during ACM with a British Tornado. Cause was lack of situational awareness during BFM. The pilot didn't eject.
19 May 1993 [ i/a] 80535 80- 0535 USAF 89 FS F-16A Block 10 D Details
Written off when a fuel line came loose while in the pattern at Wright-Patterson, starting a fire inside the engine bay. the pilot declared an emergency and immediately attempted to land on the runway, touching down before the gear was fully extended. The tail hit the runway but the jet landed safely and remained on the runway. It was then used for Aircraft Battle Damage Repair Training (BDRT), even after the squadron exchanged the type for C-141's. Eventually it was scrapped after spending several years in the BDRT section of the base. - Thanks Jake Melampy
24 May 1993 [ w/o] 90832 90- 0832 F-16C Block 50 B Details
First pre-delivery crash (company acceptance flight). The pilot attempted a split-S at 2,100 feet and was forced to eject at only 680 ft with his nose 40° low. The pilot (LMTAS senior experimental test pilot), Joe Bill Dryden, was killed. The aircraft crashed 20 miles west of Fort Worth near Mineral Wells, Texas. Bill was unable to separate from the ejection seat before impacting.
23 Jun 1993 [ w/o] FB-11 78- 0172 BAF 1 W F-16B Block 10 A Details
Crashed during delivery from Gosselies, at Marche-en-Famenne, after getting the Falcon 2000 update. Both crew from the BAF Flight Test Centre, Major Frank Dewinne and Lieutenant Colonel Marc D'Espallier, ejected without injuries.

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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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