F-16 Aircraft Database

F-16 Accident Reports for 2004

Found 31 aircraft, displaying 16-30 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
17 Jun 2004 [act] 83161 83-1161 USAF 61 FS F-16C Block 25B News Article Details
Belly landed at Luke AFB. Extremely minor damage, repaired quickly.
21 Jun 2004 [act] 86282 86-0282 USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 30D Details
The aircraft was being towed from the Foxtrot taxiway (next to the alternative runway) coming from the washing area called a "birdbath" when the right wing hit some of the "birdbath" structure. The TSgt who was driving for some reason swerved the aircraft towards the birdbath instead of keeping it in the center of the taxiway. The structure of the birdbath stuck on the right wing pulling it off the taxiway. Most of the damage was the result of the nose gear collapsing in contact with the soft ground
11 Jul 2004 [i/a] 86328 86-0328 USAF 186 FS F-16C Block 30E News Article Details
Ran off the runway at Balad AB, Iraq collapsing the gear. Pilot did not eject, but opened the canopy and stepped out.
13 Jul 2004 [w/o] 9716 96-0091 F-16C Block 40 Details
Supposedly crashed during an emergency landing in a field.
13 Jul 2004 [act] 90779 90-0779 USAF 36 FS F-16D Block 40H Details
The aircraft caught fire right after take off from Osan AB. The pilot, Capt. Kermis, circled around and was able to land. The core spray bar broke off and started spraying fuel in the enging bay. Due to the fire the rudder ISA also failed resulting in loss of rudder control during landing. It was a class A mishap but the plane was repaired.
Aug 2004 [act] 92889 92-3889 USAF 389 FS F-16C Block 52P AIB Report Details
Returned from a training flight code one in Japan during a TDY. Taxiing back to it's parking spot the aircraft hit a pot hole causing a short in the ECM pod adapter. That resulted in sparks starting a fire. The aircraft was taken apart and shipped back in March 2005 to Mountain Home AFB and repaired by a team from Hill AFB. By July 2005 the aircraft was finally repaired and after a few test flights and scheduled upgrades was back in service. Mishap was graded a class A but was later downgraded to a class B. The aircraft was flown back to the United States aboard a C-5.
12 Aug 2004 [act] ET-204 78-0204 RDAF Esk 726 F-16B Block 20 MLU News Article Details
At 12:00 hours the aircraft suffered a landing accident. During touch and go's the landing gear collapsed and belly landed on the runway. It slid staying straight and almost centered to the landing strip. The damage was reported to be minimal.
12 Aug 2004 [act] 91405 91-0405 USAF 23 FS F-16C Block 50D Details
The pilot switched to battery power during a recovery operation and EPU fired.
03 Sep 2004 [act] FA-124 89-0002 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Engine bird strike at Schleswig-Jagel AB, Germany. The aircraft was performing a fly-by for the 2004 Tigermeet. Captain Steven 'Vrieske' De Vries landed the aircraft safely.
13 Sep 2004 [act] 6651 93-0752 RoCAF 23 TFS F-16A Block 20 News Article Details
At 10:15 hours it took off from Chia Yi AFB for a training mission. When it returned to base its landing gear warning light went on. The pilot informed the airport and landed at 11:13 hours. While on the runway, one of its tires blew up. There was minor damage to the aircraft and the pilot was fine.
13 Oct 2004 [w/o] 146 88-0146 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30H News Article Details
Was lost in a mid-air collission with another F-16D (147, 88-0147). Both pilots, Major Ioannis Kommatas and Captain Athanasios Sioutas, were unfortunately killed in this mishap
13 Oct 2004 [w/o] 147 88-0147 HAF 330 Mira F-16D Block 30H News Article Details
Was lost in a mid-air collission with another F-16D (146, 88-0146). Both pilots, Lieutenant Georgios Likoudis and Lieutenant Georgios Antonopoulos, were unfortunately killed in this mishap
03 Nov 2004 [act] 85474 85-1474 USAF 121 FS F-16C Block 30A AIB Report Details
Accidentally fired some practice munition which was intended for a target on a bombing range, but fell short and hit a school. No-one was injured.
04 Nov 2004 [act] J-637 80-3637 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The aircraft went off the runway during taxiing at Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan. The nose gear collapsed after exiting the runway. Probable cause of the incident was that one of its brakes was broke and all the hydraulic fluid was lost. Waiting to be repaired. Supposed to fly again in August of 2005.
19 Nov 2004 [w/o] 85-581 85-1581 RoKAF 19 FW F-16C Block 32B Details
No details are known.

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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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