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F-16 Accident Reports for 2015

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Found 14 aircraft, displaying 1- 14 [Sorted by Date]
Date Status Local S/N Aircraft AF/Unit Version Info Details
26 Jan 2015 [ w/o] 084 93- 1084 HAF 341 Mira F-16D Block 50 R News Article Details
The jet was taking part in a Tactical Leadership Program exercise and crashed into parked planes, with both aircrew - Captain Panayiotis Laskaris and Captain Athanasios Zagkas - killed. Eight French were killed on the ground. It was found that pilot error was to be blamed for the crash.
20 Feb 2015 [ w/o] 10316 91- 0065 RTAF 103 sqn F-16A Block 15 AJ OCU News Article Details
The F-16 crashed in Khok Sampong district in Lop Buri around 14:40 local time while it was taking part in missile firing training in neighbouring Chai Badan district, killing the pilot, Flt Lt Noppanon Niwasanon.
16 Apr 2015 [ w/o] TS-1643 85- 1447 TNIAU 16 sqn F-16C Block 25 F News Article Details
Caught fire just before take off at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport.
04 May 2015 [ act] 89068 89- 2068 USAF 555 FS F-16C Block 40 F Details
Departed the runway while landing at Bagram AB, Afghanistan on May 4, 2015. Pilot was uninjured and aircraft was easily repaired in theatre.
10 May 2015 [ w/o] 08-8008 08- 8008 RMAF Esc de Chasse F-16C Block 52 News Article Details
Crashed taking part in the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen and went down near Nushoor, SA'ada at 18:00 hours local time sadly killing the pilot, Lt. Bahti 'Sonic' Yassine.
24 Jun 2015 [ sto] TS-1609 87- 0717 TNIAU 3 sqn F-16A Block 15 AG OCU Details
The nose landing gear collapsed upon landing at Iswahyudi AB. The pilot remained unharmed and the plane is deemed repairable with only minor damage to the intake.
24 Jun 2015 [ w/o] 10208 81- 0754 RTAF 102 sqn F-16A Block 15 F ADF News Article Details
The aircraft skidded off a taxiway and crashed into a drainage ditch at Korat AB at 13:00h local time. The pilot ejected and was slightly hurt.
25 Jun 2015 [ w/o] 1609 12- 0006 USAF 152 FS F-16C Block 52 News Article Details
Crashed during a nightly training exercise at 20:00h five miles east of Douglas Municipal Airport, killing the pilot.
07 Jul 2015 [ w/o] 96085 96- 0085 USAF 55 FS F-16C Block 50 News article Details
This F-16 collided with a Cessna C 150 midair about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina on July 7th, 2015.
11 Aug 2015 [ w/o] 91366 91- 0366 USAF 480 FS F-16C Block 50 D News Article Details
The pilot ejected safely after he jettisoned fuel tanks as part of emergency procedures. The aircraft went down in a forested area in southern Germany near U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Grafenwoehr during a training sortie from Spangdahlem AB. The cause was later determined that a structural failure of the bearing cage caused the engine control to malfunction.
15 Aug 2015 [ sto] 85546 85- 1546 USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30 B Details
Collided with #85-1549 shortly after landing at Nellis AFB around 11:20h local. The mishap was caused by pilot error of both landing aircraft. The aircraft didn't vacate the runway in a correct manner with the other aircraft coming in too hard and landing long on the runway without applying proper braking and aerobrake procedures caused this mishap. The pilot escaped unhurt. Total repair cost is estimated at $ 5.4 million, still pening whether it will be performed.
15 Aug 2015 [ w/o] 85549 85- 1549 USAF 457 FS F-16C Block 30 B Details
Collided with #85-1546 shortly after landing at Nellis AFB around 11:20h local. The mishap was caused by pilot error of both landing aircraft. The aircraft came in too hard and landed long on the runway without applying proper braking and aerobrake procedures. This in combination with the other aircraft not vacating the runway in the right manner caused this mishap. The pilot suffered life threatening injuries. The airframe was considered a complete write-off due to extensive fire damage.
27 Oct 2015 [ w/o] E-070 83- 1070 RDAF Esk 727 F-16A Block 20 MLU News Article Details
Crashed into the North Sea off the coast off Rømø. The pilot ejected safely. Apparantly an undercarriage problem couldn't be resolved in time and landing was deemed too dangerous with the pilot deciding to eject over the water.
25 Nov 2015 [ w/o] 88487 88- 0487 USAF 314 FS F-16C Block 42 C News Article Details
The aircraft went down around 08:45h local time near Salinas Peak, which is 45 miles northwest of Holloman AFB. The pilot ejected safely.

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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