F-16 Fighting Falcon News

F-16D emergency lands at local airport

October 22, 2009 (by Air Education and Training Command) - An F-16D Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing made an emergency landing at Wickenburg municipal airport at approximately 10.30h on October 22nd after losing engine power.

USAF F-16D block 25 #84-1328 from the 62nd FS has made an emergency landing at Wickenburg AP on October 22nd, 2009. [abc15 photo]

The aircraft, F-16D block 25 #84-1328 from 62 FS landed short of the runway, but the crew of 2 pilots was able to exit the aircraft safely.

First responders were on the scene. An investigation by Air Force officials will be conducted to determine the cause of the incident.

Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs