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F-16 Accident Reports for 2012

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Found 7 aircraft, displaying 1- 7 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
21 Feb 2012 [ act] 86310 86- 0310 USAF 18 AGRS F-16C Block 30 D Details
Rolled off the end of the runway into the grass about 100 feet after making an emergency landing at Saipan international airport Tuesday morning due to "hydraulic issues" during Cope North 2012 exercise.
21 Mar 2012 [ w/o] 90771 90- 0771 USAF 36 FS F-16C Block 40 K News Article Details
The aircraft crashed in a rice paddy near Kunsan AFB around noon. The pilot ejected safely.
30 Mar 2012 [ act] 735 80- 3655 FACh Grupo 8 F-16B Block 20 MLU Details
Made a belly landing at Cerro Moreno AB around 13.00h local time after one of the landing gear failed to open upon landing. Both pilots were uninjured.
04 May 2012 [ w/o] 88433 88- 0433 USAF 421 FS F-16C Block 40 B News Article Details
Crashed at the Utah Test and Training Range around 8:35 hours local time during an exercise. The pilot ejected safely. Investigation showed that an engine blade broke free and damaged the entire engine.
22 Jul 2012 [ w/o] 92886 92- 3886 USAF 14 FS F-16C Block 50 P News Article Details
The F-16 crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of northern Japan. The pilot ejected and was rescued six hours later. AIB investigation shows that an uncommanded closure of the main fuel shutoff valve caused the engine to be starved of fuel.
16 Aug 2012 [ w/o] FA-99 86- 0075 BAF 31 sqn F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
The aircraft was practising touch and goes at Kleine Brogel AB around 15:10 local. After such a practising manouver the aircraft had just left the runway when the pilot, Lieutenant Jean Francois Van Cranem, called out a mayday and a report that he had been hit by birds (birdstrike). The tower reported three loud bangs and a fire erupting from the engine. The pilot ejected immediately and found himself hanging in a tree te be rescued by the fire department at 15:55 local, only sustaining minor injuries. The cause is still under investigiation, but we can fairly say this crash was caused by a birdstrike.
27 Dec 2012 [ w/o] 87315 87- 0315 USAF 194 FS F-16C Block 32 J News Article Details
Series of pilot errors resulted in the loss of this F-16 to an inverted stall. The pilot ejected safely and no one on the ground was injured as it was in a remote area of California. According to the results of the accident investigation, the pilot failed to properly recover the aircraft from a high-pitch, low airspeed state, resulting in an inverted deep stall. In addition, the pilot failed to properly apply out-of-control recovery procedures and was unable to recover the aircraft before ejection.

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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May 19, 2022 - 11:50 PM
Missing aircraft incident

I was stationed at Kunsan from June 2012 - 2013 and we had an aircraft hydroplane off the runway in December 2012 crashing into the base perimeter fence. The aircraft was badly damaged yet I cannot locate any info on this. Are there just some incidents that do not make it to this page? Thanks.


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