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F-16 Accident Reports for 1995

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Found 31 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ act] 145 88- 0145 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30 H Details
Some time in 1995 shortly after engine start up, the engine experienced an auto acceleration malfunction resulting in an onboard fire. Aircraft was eventually repaired but exact date is still unknown.
13 Jan 1995 [ w/o] 90849 90- 0849 USAF 22 FS F-16D Block 50 B Details
Crashed near Durbuy (impacted in a sand trap on the Five Nations Golf Course), Belgium while on a routine training mission from Spangdahlem. The two man crew, Capt. Tom Smith and SrA.Jason Fowler, ejected safely. Backseater was an inlisted on an incentive ride. The crashed caused the grounding of all F110-GE-129 powered block 50 aircraft on the fourth day after, January 17th. A three hour inspection of the fan blades on each aircraft were performed because of the engine having defaulted on that. Some aircraft were flyable the same day, while others over the next few days. This mishap was the third in a row in five months.
17 Jan 1995 [ w/o] 269 80- 0652 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10 C Details
Collided with F-16A (80-0664, 290) near Palmachim, Israel
17 Jan 1995 [ w/o] 290 80- 0664 IDFAF 253 sqn F-16A Block 10 D Details
Collided with F-16A (80-0652, 269) near Palmachim, Israel. Captain Danny Oberst didn't survive.
26 Jan 1995 [ w/o] 89036 89- 2036 USAF 510 FS F-16C Block 40 E News Article Details
Flew into the waters of the Adriatic Sea about 60 miles east of Camacchio, Italy at 08:40 killing the pilot Captain Mark 'Mac' P. McCarthy. The cause was pilot incapacitation which occurred for unknown reasons, but G-LOC is most probable. Remembrance website of Capt. McCarthy: Website.
05 Feb 1995 [ w/o] 89000 89- 2000 USAF 188 FS F-16C Block 40 E Details
Crashed 70 miles southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico at 13:00 hours. The aircraft suffered an aft retainer coming apart from the engine. The pilot, 1st Lieutenant Michael E. Holzer, Jr., ejected safely.
08 Feb 1995 [ w/o] 91-0021 91- 0021 TuAF 192 Filo F-16C Block 40 H Details
The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Mustafa Yildirim, ejected safely from crashing air plane after being pursued by two Greek Mirage F-1's over the Aegean Sea. The cause was found to be failure of the formation leader and the pilot of the crashed aircraft to check their remaining fuel under pressure after interception by the F-1's. The pilot did not notice the engine was receiving fuel from internal tanks only and did not activate the reserve fuel transfer system. As a result, when the internal tanks ran dry the engine cut and the aircraft lost altitude. The pilot ejected a few hundred feet above the sea
10 Feb 1995 [ w/o] 88478 88- 0478 USAF 308 FS F-16C Block 42 C Details
Collided with F-16D (83-1185) over Luke AFB, Arizona. Wreckage from the F-16 came down near the runway and within 300 feet of five F-15E's each loaded with four live Mk84's. SSgt. Owens and his crew rushed to unload the ordanance and safety the aircraft. The pilot, First Lieutenant Charles Durfree, ejected safely but broke both heels due to ejecting at such a low altitude with the parachute probably not opening entirely. Captains Barry Beckner and Ben Culp were flying the other aircraft and landed it safely. The other aircraft, was repaired and returned to active duty at Luke.
10 Feb 1995 [ act] 83185 83- 1185 USAF 309 FS F-16D Block 25 B AIB Report Details
Collided with F-16C (88-0478) at Luke AFB, Arizona. Aircraft only lost its nosecone and was repaired.
15 Mar 1995 [ w/o] 9327 82- 1058 EAF 232 TFB F-16A Block 15 K Details
04 May 1995 [ w/o] 307 78- 0307 RNoAF 332 skv F-16B Block 10 C Details
Suffered a bird strike in the air intake after take-off from Rygge air base at 11:38 hours. It was flying with an F-16A going on a bombing mission on a range in southern Norway. Both crew, 1st Lieutenants BrĂ¥then and Vereide, ejected safely after twice attempting to relight the engine. The aircraft came down about three minutes later in and open field 300 yards from a main highway
12 May 1995 [ pre] FA-113 88- 0038 BAF 23 sqn F-16A Block 15 AC OCU Details
The aircraft was one of three F-16s from 10 W being flown to the Czech air base at Hradec-Kralove to take part in the Czech IAF. On arrival, in heavy rain with a lot of standing water on the runway, the leader, Lt Col R. Theys, landed uneventfully and was followed by the landing of the pair. However, as the pair touched down in the beginning of the runway, they began to aquaplane under heavy braking. With 4,000 ft of runway left the leader ordered a go-around and lit up his afterburner, throwing a wall of exhaust and water at the number two and three aircraft. The pilot, Lt Anne-Marrie Jansen (the only female Belgian AF fighter pilot), was still happy with her braking performance and decided not to go around and attempted to steer off to the left hand taxiway at the end of the runway, because there was no arrestor cable nor overrun at the runway. She was going too fast and exited the runway at high speed. This forced her to eject as the aircraft started overturning on its back, tearing off the tail fin and smashing the nose cone. The airplane never caught fire. She only suffered minor injuries.
15 May 1995 [ w/o] 78093 78- 0093 USAF 148 FS F-16B Block 1 Details
Crashed at about 14:00 hours in an open range area about 25 miles east of Lordsburg, New Mexico, on a training mission from its base at Tucson IAP. Both the instructor pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Carl J. Thomae and his student pilot, First Lieutenant Abdulla Al-Khalifa from Bahrain, ejected safely.
23 May 1995 [ w/o] 9521 85- 1530 EAF 242 TFB F-16C Block 32 B Details
02 Jun 1995 [ w/o] 89032 89- 2032 USAF 555 FS F-16C Block 40 E Details
Captain Scott O'Grady's aircraft. While patrolling the no-fly zone over Bosnia, the aircraft was hit by an SA-6 Gainful SAM. The aircraft came down near the town of Banja Luka, Bosnia. Scott O'Grady was able to safely eject. However, O'Grady spent six days on the ground in enemy territory before being rescued by a Marine Corps CH-53 and support aircraft. Scott was picked up from near the town of Mrkonjic Grad. Scott O'Grady's story made headlines around the world, becoming a celebrity. He is one of the more well known F-16 pilots.

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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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