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F-16 Accident Reports for 1994

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Found 29 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Jan 1994 [ act] 90797 90- 0797 USAF 307 FS F-16D Block 40 K Details
Suffered an electrical fire on the ground due to chaffing wires under a panel on the aircrafts right side. Was quickly repaired on site at Moody AFB. Happened in January or February 1994.
03 Jan 1994 [ w/o] 91-0009 91- 0009 TuAF 192 Filo F-16C Block 40 H Details
Impacted the ground near Bursa, Turkey killing the pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Unal Aksoy.
26 Jan 1994 [ w/o] 87270 87- 0270 USAF 480 FS F-16C Block 30 H Details
Two F-16s (#87-0389 and #87-0270) were doing a formation take-off from Wright-Patterson AFB. At lift off, the lead aircraft (87-0270) pitched nose down. The aircraft did not respond to nose up commands by the pilot so Capt. Anthony Zaccaro ejected successfully. The plane came down in the grass off the left side of the runway. During the slide, the gear struts failed, fuel cells ruptured and a big fire trailed and engulfed the aircraft when it stopped. After that the second aircraft pitched nose down and blew the nose tire braking the nose strut. In this condition the aircraft was unflyable. It was tracking straight down the runway and responded to brake pressure so Lt. Mark Bortiatynski completed an abort and successfully egressed after sliding to a stop. When this aircraft hit the runway, the centerline fuel tank split and the fuel was ignited which left a large trailing fireball.
26 Jan 1994 [ act] 87389 87- 0389 USAF 81 FS F-16D Block 30 J AIB Report Details
Collided with F-16C (#87-0270) at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. This aircraft only sustained minor damage and was repaired and put back into service.
02 Feb 1994 [ w/o] 90823 90- 0823 USAF 309 FS F-16C Block 50 B Details
Went down near Gatlinburg, Tennessee with the pilot, Captain Michael A. MacWilliam, ejecting safely. He suffered an engine failure during a DACT training.
07 Feb 1994 [ w/o] 90764 90- 0764 USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42 J Details
Crashed due to an engine fire in Soper, Oklahoma. The pilot ejected safely and walked to the nearest farmhouse for assistance. The crash was the unit's first loss in its entire 54 year history. Cause was that the engine experienced a high cycle fatigue fracture of a fourth stage turbine blade below the blade platform and subsequent damage to the low pressure turbine which made it to stall.
14 Feb 1994 [ w/o] 87309 87- 0309 USAF USAF ADS F-16C Block 32 H Details
The crash of Thunderbird no. 6 at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield, Nevada. A pilot error was blamed for this training crash involving a manoeuvre called a spiral descent. The pilot, Captain Thomas H. Lewis Ill, survived, but the manoeuvre was discontinued.
16 Feb 1994 [ act] 89134 89- 2134 USAF 526 FS F-16C Block 40 G Details

Heavily damaged at Porotoz, Slovenia during Operation Deny Flight. Pilot ejected safely and aircraft was repaired.

Quote from pilot Andy Uribe, at the time of quote a Lt. Col.

"I was returning from a combat mission over Sarajevo and the aircraft developed an engine problem. I did a flameout landing on a short runway in Slovenia but was unable to stop the jet and ejected as it departed the runway. I was 'detained' by the Slovenians for about three hours, then released.

"When everything was happening I really didn't have any emotions or fear, I was just doing what I had been trained to do. Only when I was sitting on the X-ray table at the hospital did I realize how serious the situation had been. Had all the equipment not functioned perfectly I would have been seriously injured or killed."

28 Feb 1994 [ w/o] 80486 80- 0486 USAF 148 FS F-16A Block 10 C Details
Lost near Duncan, Arizona at 14:00 hours. The pilot, RNlAF trainee with the Arizona ANG, 2nd Lt. Julian Beneker, was killed in the crash. During ACMI training he most possibly suffered G-LOC.
17 Mar 1994 [ w/o] 85721 81- 0919 PAF 14 sqn F-16A Block 15 S Details
Crashed near Sargodha AB due to spatial dissorientation. The pilot was killed in the accident.
23 Mar 1994 [ w/o] 88171 88- 0171 USAF 74 FS F-16D Block 40 D News Article Details
Collided with C-130E (68-10942) over Pope AFB, near Fayetteville, North Carolina. The damaged C-130 landed safely. The F-16 crashed into the cargo aircraft parking ramp, shortly after the crew ejected safely. The wreckage of the F-16 scattered across the ramp, hitting a C-141B (66-0173) getting ready to load paratroopers. The paratroopers were rigging in the grassy area behind the C-141. The C-141 caught fire which ignited the fuel tanks. Wreckage from the F-16 scattered through hundreds of fully rigged paratroopers. The C-141 was completely destroyed. By the 25th of the month 23 had people died and 80 were seriously injured. Both the C-130 and the F-16 were trying to land at the same time. The F-16 was above the C-130 and could not see it. They collided at 300 feet. The F-16 hit the tail of the C-130 which damaged the nose of the F-16. The pilot could not regain altitude and before he ejected made an attempt to guide the aircraft away from the parking ramp and buildings by engaging the afterburners. Pieces of the F-16 were found out the back gate of the base, over 1,000 feet away from point of impact. The cause of the mishap was a chain of errors by civilian and military air-traffic controllers. This is the worst F-16 accident to date.
30 Mar 1994 [ w/o] 88411 88- 0411 USAF 176 FS F-16C Block 30 K Details
During an IFE landing the aircraft experienced a missed barrier engagement and went off the end of the runway. Consequently the main gear collapsed, the engine ingested dirt and the aircraft broke apart. The pilot ejected and was rescued by the fire department as he landed in the center of the fire from escaping fuel. The aircraft was in SEC mode, which has a high idle thrust on GE engines. The aircraft was configured heavy and with that high idle thrust needed to engage the barrier.
19 Apr 1994 [ w/o] 9581 82- 1055 FAV Grupo 16 F-16B Block 15 K Details
Crashed near Barquisimeto due to a bird strike causing an overall engine failure. Both pilots ejected safely.
06 May 1994 [ w/o] 87274 87- 0274 USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 30 H Details
Collided in mid-air over the Yellow Sea with an F-15C (78-0530) of the 67th FS which was 2 miles off Boryong, South Korea. The resulting crash killed the pilot of the F-15, Captain John Kindred. The F-16 pilot ejected safely.
10 May 1994 [ w/o] 9520 85- 1529 EAF 242 TFB F-16C Block 32 B Details

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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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