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F-16 Accident Reports for 2004

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Found 31 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
15 Jan 2004 [ w/o] 10318 91- 0067 RTAF 103 sqn F-16A Block 15 AJ OCU Details
Written off in a heavy landing accident at Korat AB. At approximately 14:30 hours local time the aircraft experienced a self-recovering engine stall which influenced the pilot to make an SFO landing. Although later investigation revealed that the engine was operating normally, the pilot did not wish to go around to correct a high sink rate and landed the aircraft short. The impact broke both main landing gear and bounced the aircraft to the far end of the runway, where it settled onto it's centerline tank. The aircraft departed the runway at the far end and slightly right of centerline, where the right hand horizontal tail struck the barrier net take-up reel and broke the aircraft at the FS462 bulkhead. Damage analysis revealed over 7 broken bulkheads and numerous other parts were damaged as well, prompting the RTAF to declare this aircraft a write-off.
16 Jan 2004 [ w/o] 94-0081 94- 0081 TuAF 191 Filo F-16C Block 50 News Article Details
The F-16 disappeared from radars while it was flying near the small town of Tavsanli, some 300 kilometers (190 miles) west of the capital Ankara, Turkey. The pilot, Mehmet Karakuzu, was killed in the accident.
16 Jan 2004 [ act] 83184 83- 1184 USAF 62 FS F-16D Block 25 B News Article Details
Canopy inadvertently jettisoned. Damage was repairable.
26 Jan 2004 [ w/o] MM7237 80- 0581 AMI 18 gruppo F-16A Block 15 A ADF News Article Details
Crashed at 19:10 hours at about 9 miles off the coast of Trapani. The pilot, Captain Giuseppe Morana, ejected safely and was rescued by helicopter. The aircraft had a main generator failure and the power in the battery to fire the EPU was too low.
06 Feb 2004 [ act] FA-88 80- 3579 F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
The pilot, Lt. Wouter Rombouts, had to make an emergency landing at Solenzara, Corse. The problem occured after coming back from an air-to-air firing mission above the sea when he had a master caution and decided to land immediately. There seemed to be problems with the brakes. The procedure in this case is the landing with the arrestor hook. The pilot had only minor injuries. Wouter Rombouts is the same pilot that crash-landed its F-16 on December 9th, 2003 with its collegue Ronny Vaerten
16 Feb 2004 [ act] FA-89 80- 3580 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Made an emergancy landing at Solenzara AB. Lieutenant Wouter Rombouts stayed with the aircraft. It was repaired.
16 Feb 2004 [ sto] 40309 90- 7022 RTAF 403 sqn F-16A Block 15 AY OCU Details
Damaged during a private demonstration for some pre-cadets at Takhli AB. While taxiing at high speed the aircraft lost control going off the runway damaging the right wing and nose. Aircraft considered repairable.
09 Mar 2004 [ act] 97109 97- 0109 USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50 D AIB Report Details
Suffered a mid-air with F-16C (#91-0398) at approximately 14:40 hours, 35 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Both aircraft landed safely.
09 Mar 2004 [ act] 91398 91- 0398 USAF 79 FS F-16C Block 50 D AIB Report Details
Suffered a mid-air with F-16C (#97-0109) at approximately 14:40 hours, 35 miles southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Both aircraft landed safely
23 Mar 2004 [ w/o] 9918 90- 0914 EAF 262 TFW F-16C Block 40 K Details
15 Apr 2004 [ sto] FA-60 80- 3551 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
When attending Night Vision Goggle/Targeting Pod-training in El Centro (USA), pilot Cdt. Phille Heytens had a crash-landing. While landing, the FA-60 broke his left landing gear and the plane stopped next to the runway. Heytens stayed cool and remained in his cockpit. The FA-60 was planned to be stored at Weelde this year, so it will probably not be repaired although repairable
19 Apr 2004 [ act] 6829 93- 0850 RoCAF 14 TFS F-16B Block 20 Details
The aircraft took off from Chia Yi AB on 9:30h for a training mission with Lt. Col. Liu and Capt. Qiu on board. Due to a failure of an electric generator they had to make an emergency landing at Ma Gong airport at 9:57h, both staying unharmed.
17 May 2004 [ w/o] 86260 86- 0260 USAF 113 FS F-16C Block 30 C News Article Details
Collided in midair with F-16C (#85-1555) over Oaktown, Indiana destroying both aircraft.
17 May 2004 [ w/o] 85555 85- 1555 USAF 113 FS F-16C Block 30 B News Article Details
Collided in midair over Oaktown in southwestern Indiana at about 1:40pm with F-16C (86-0260) destroying both aircraft. Both aircraft were from the 113th FS. Pilot, Maj. William E. Burchett, didn't survive the accident. Whitnesses said his parachute did not open fully, but he was killed at impact, ejection seat fired by itself. The other pilot, Maj. Thomas R. Sims, parachuted to safety. He was taken by ambulance to a Hospital.
19 May 2004 [ w/o] 96028 96- 5028 USAF 425 FS F-16C Block 52 News Article Details
The crash occurred at about 21:41h local time, south of the Barry M. Goldwater Range near Sells. The pilot, Lt. Loo Kwang Han, did not survive the crash.

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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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