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F-16 Accident Reports for 2007

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Found 18 aircraft, displaying 1- 15 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
Unknown [ i/a] 84213 84- 1213 USAF 61 FS F-16C Block 25 C Details
Damaged in a fire involving the JFS. Need to confirm exact date of loss which was in 2007 or 2008.
19 Jan 2007 [ w/o] 84279 84- 1279 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 25 D News Article Details
The aircraft crashed near Owens Lake in remote eastern California. The pilot ejected safely and was not hurt. An engine failure caused the pilot to bail out during a training exercise.
13 Feb 2007 [ w/o] 93-053 93- 4053 RoKAF 155 FS F-16C Block 52 D News Article Details
The aircraft crashed during an air-to-ground firing exercise over the West Sea near Boryeong, South Chungcheong Province at around 11.00hours local. The pilot, Captain Wu, ejected safely.
27 Feb 2007 [ act] J-198 83- 1198 RNlAF 323 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Belly landed at Leeuwarden AB around 19:00 hours local due to a missing nose wheel gear. It was lost during take off. The pilot escaped uninjured.
12 Mar 2007 [ w/o] 87380 87- 0380 USAF 93 FS F-16D Block 30 H News Article Details
The aircraft crashed around 10:15 hours local about 35 miles east of Marathon, Florida. It was determined by the AIB that the crash was caused by pilot error. A speed that was too low with a shifting center of gravity forced the jet out of control. The pilot, Maj. Timothy B. Piccin, ejected safely.
12 Mar 2007 [ w/o] 91386 91- 0386 USAF 16 WS F-16C Block 52 D News Article Details
The aircraft crashed at 20:50 hours local near the end of the runway, while on approach to the Tonopah Test Range Airfield, approximately 20 miles southeast of Tonopah. The aircraft was flying a night training mission over the restricted Nevada Test and Training Range when his AB was stuck. The pilot tried to make an emergency landing but the lights at the airfield didn't come on, so he tried it with his NVG's. Right before he came in, the runway lights came on and he was blinded. He then saw he was short and after he took off the NVG's he ejected safely. Pilot was Maj. David Epperson.
15 May 2007 [ act] 83148 83- 1148 USAF 119 FS F-16C Block 25 B AIB Report Details
Released some flares during an exercise. The flares were deployed below the minimum AGL and started a fire on the test range which eventually consumed up to 18,000 acres and destroying four houses.
22 May 2007 [ w/o] 91-0019 91- 0019 TuAF 182 Filo F-16C Block 40 H News Article Details
The aircraft crashed near Altinapa Dam of Muhsine village. About 5-10 minutes after it took off from the 3rd Main Jet Base in the province, the jet went into secondary engine control (SEC) mode. While gaining altitude and heading back to the base, a flameout occurred. The pilot tried to restart the engine twice but to no avail. Captain Ilker Ozdil, age 34, ejected 15 nautical miles from the base. He was slightly injured and taken to Meram Medical Faculty Hospital of Selcuk University by helicopter for treatment.
11 Jun 2007 [ i/a] 86269 86- 0269 USAF 64 AGRS F-16C Block 32 D News Article Details
During a Red Flag Alaska exercise this aircraft collided with 71st FS F-15C 83-0017. The Eagle crashed, but the F-16, piloted by Maj. Brett R. Paola, landed safely at Eielson AFB with some minor damage.
15 Jun 2007 [ act] J-018 89- 0018 RNlAF 312 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU Details
Suffered a bird-strike right after take-off during an aerial display at Volkel AB. The aircraft suffered a stalled engine, but the pilot managed to land the aircraft after jettisoning the external fuel tanks.
15 Jun 2007 [ act] 90718 90- 0718 USAF 18 FS F-16C Block 40 H Video Footage Details
Tipped over on its side again this time while taxiing before take off for a Red Flag North sortie. During taxi roll the aircraft wandered behind a B-1B which was spooling up to move out onto the runway. The exhaust of the four engines on the B-1 was powerful enough to blow the aircraft up on two wheels on its right side. This aircraft had previously been on its same side when it went out of control just a few years earlier on February 6, 2003. Just like before the aircraft will be repaired. It is unclear yet if the B-1 applied too much thrust for ground taxiing or the F-16 was out of position.
15 Jun 2007 [ w/o] 89031 89- 2031 USAF 125 FS F-16C Block 42 E News Article Details
The aircraft was lost during a close-air-support mission over Iraq at 00.27h local time. Although a 125FS aircraft, the pilot was part of the 112th FS. The pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Sonnenberg, didn't eject and was consequently killed during the mishap. The cause of the crash was spatial disorientation.
12 Jul 2007 [ w/o] 94-0107 94- 0107 TuAF 191 Filo F-16D Block 50 News Article Details
Crashed at 22:45h while trying to land at Balikesir Air Base. Both pilots safely ejected.
15 Jul 2007 [ w/o] 92901 92- 3901 USAF 13 FS F-16C Block 50 P News Article Details
Lost during takeoff from Balad AB, Iraq at 16.55 hours with the pilot managing to eject safely. Accident investigation found that the nose gear tire was at low pressure and maintenance failed to properly check the tire pressure. During takeoff roll the nose gear tire blew when the aircraft reached 150 mph. Pilot heard the pop and thought it was an engine failure so aborted the take-off even though at high speed and running out of runway. Shortly after the nose gear collapsed and due to sever lack of control the pilot (also a commander) elected to eject. Aircraft continued another 2000 feet until it went off the runway where it tumbled end-over-end coming to rest upside down. Fire erupted and the 20mm rounds cooked off.
20 Jul 2007 [ w/o] 93-117 93- 4117 RoKAF 157 FS F-16D Block 52 D News Article Details
The F-16D crashed around 21:00h local time after taking off from Seosan AFB. The two crew members are presumed to have been killed.

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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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