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F-16 Accident Reports for 1996

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Found 23 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ act] 86335 86- 0335 USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 30 E Details
Aircraft went through its nose landing gear on the tarmac. Happened in 1996/97. Was repaired swiftly.
Unknown [ act] 88456 88- 0456 USAF 416 FLTS F-16C Block 42 C Details
Compressor stall followed by a turbine shell out. The pilot failed to get the gear down and landed on the belly and did not eject as it wasn't needed.
10 Jan 1996 [ w/o] J-012 88- 0012 RNlAF 315 sqn F-16A Block 15 AJ OCU Details
Crashed after engine problems over the North Sea just east of Britain. The pilot, capt. Ludo de la Haye, ejected safely.
20 Jan 1996 [ w/o] 89079 89- 2079 USAF 112 FS F-16C Block 42 F Details
Crashed about 10 miles from Cannon AFB at Clovis, New Mexico while on route to Luke AFB, Arizona. The pilot, Col. Phil Lehman, ejected but suffered serious back injuries.
07 Feb 1996 [ act] ET-197 86- 0197 RDAF Esk 726 F-16B Block 15 Y OCU Details
Had an inflight collision with a USAF KC-135 tanker but the damage was minimal and the aircraft landed safely.
08 Mar 1996 [ act] 680 80- 3680 RNoAF 331 skv F-16A Block 15 K Details
Ingested a goose while on an exercise over Belgium. The aircraft had to divert to Brustem AB with major damage. The pilot stayed fine and the F-16 was repaired at the SABCA facility.
18 Mar 1996 [ act] 85467 85- 1467 USAF 706 FS F-16C Block 30 A Details
The aircraft ran off the runway at NAS New Orleans after the pilot, Captain Jack Ivy, came in and braked too late (partially due to a corroded brake controller). The pilot who stayed with the aircraft was unharmed.
19 Mar 1996 [ w/o] 86361 86- 0361 USAF 162 FS F-16C Block 30 E Details
Experienced engine troubles after completing a bombing training mission. It crashed at 10:05 hours into an artillery range at Camp Grayling ANG base after the pilot, Capt. Douglas Cligrow, ejected safely.
May 1996 [ con] 15120 93- 0484 FAP Esq 201 F-16B Block 15 AT OCU Details
Collided with a Hawk 100, but landed and only suffered minor damage and was consequenty repaired.
10 May 1996 [ act] 85459 85- 1459 USAF 706 FS F-16C Block 30 A Details
The aircraft ran off the runway at NAS New Orleans when it baunced over the emergency cable after suffering an inflight emergency where all hydraulic control was lost due to a broken hydraulic line. The pilot, Captain Phil Farrell, who stayed with the aircraft was unharmed.
07 Jun 1996 [ w/o] 85545 85- 1545 USAF 174 FS F-16C Block 30 B Details
Crashed near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Aircraft was from the Iowa ANG. The aircraft suffered a fan blade failure causing the engine to halt. The pilot, Colonel Ronald Dardis, ejected safely.
02 Jul 1996 [ pre] 80605 80- 0605 USAF 186 FS F-16A Block 15 B ADF Details
The aircraft crashed on the runway. It suffered fuselage damage from skidding 3,000 feet down the runway. Repaired for display at Great Falls, then transferred to Fargo/Hector IAP in August 1998 for display marked '82-1012'
11 Jul 1996 [ w/o] 91354 91- 0354 USAF 77 FS F-16C Block 50 C Details
Crashed about 15:30 hours into a house in Pensacola, Florida, following an engine failure 20 miles north of Pensacola while on route from Shaw AFB to Eglin AFB to avoid hurricane Bertha. The pilot was forced to eject two miles short of the runway. A child in the house was killed. A man and woman in the house suffered burns. The pilot ejected safely. The accident investigation showed foreign object damage to a fan blade caused a crack seven thousands of an inch (too small to visually spot). The blade was ingested into the engine. The engine had failed three times during the flight with two relighting's. With the third engine failure the pilot ditched the aircraft into what he hoped was an unpopulated area, and ejected at only 200 feet.
31 Jul 1996 [ w/o] 89093 89- 2093 USAF 68 FS F-16C Block 40 F Details
Suffered a Class A mishap, but is surprisingly considered repairable, but most likely will not be repaired. It was written-off at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico. The aircraft was the 3rd out of a 4-ship to take off, but it had no rotation of the stabs and subsequently the nose did not rise. The runway barrier did not raise in time and the aircraft went off the runway. The pilot, Captain Peter H. Parsons, ejected safely. Pilot had not taken into account Kirtland's high altitude and tried to rotate for take-off too early. There was suspicions of under-serviced nose strut contributing to crash but this was disputed due to the fact that the aircraft still should have rotated and numerous other Moody aircraft had improperly serviced struts and why didn't they have the same problems.
03 Aug 1996 [ w/o] 89101 89- 2101 USAF 34 FS F-16C Block 40 F Details
Crashed near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The crash was caused by an engine flame-out during take-off. The pilot, Capt. Charles A. Durfee, ejected safely.

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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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