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RJAF F-16 crashes killing pilot

Unread postPosted: 20 Apr 2008, 23:33
by JochemP
http://www.f-16.net/news_article2840.html

Godspeed to the pilot, my condolences to his family and friends.

Any other news on the airframe serial?

RE: RJAF F-16 crashes killing pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2008, 00:35
by asiatrails
Here is the Petra official release

Amman, April 20, (Petra) A military pilot was killed when his military aircraft F-16 developed a technical failure and crashed on Sunday afternoon, a military source stated Sunday.

Pilot Hamzah Samir Odeh Al-Abbadi was killed when the plane crashed at 1:15 pm while conducting a routine training flight in an area specialized for training, the source said.


My condolences to his family, friends, and brothers in arms.

RE: RJAF F-16 crashes killing pilot

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2008, 16:25
by general_samkari
May God bless his soul and my deepest sympathies to his family. Jordan lost a hawk, but he did not go in vain, god bless his soul

Unread postPosted: 21 Apr 2008, 21:47
by J.J.
The Daily Star wrote:Jordanian Air Force pilot killed in F-16 crash

By Agence France Presse (AFP)

Monday, April 21, 2008


AMMAN: A Jordanian Air Force pilot was killed on Sunday when his US-manufactured F-16 fighter crashed during a routine training mission, a military spokesman said. "Hamzah Abbadi died when the Royal Air Force F-16 fighter crashed at 1015 GMT during training," the spokesman said in a statement without elaborating. In January, the military said four pilots died in two similar accidents. - AFP

Source: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp ... e_id=91244


World Tribune wrote:Monday, April 21, 2008

Jordan blames technical flaws for all 3 F-16 crashes this year

AMMAN — The Royal Jordanian Air Force has suffered the third in a series of crashes by its U.S.-origin fighter-jet.

At least three F-16 multi-role fighters have crashed in Jordan in 2008. In all the crashes, the air force said it suspected technical faults.

On Sunday, the air force reported the latest F-16 crash, in which a pilot was killed. A military spokesman said the F-16 crashed during a routine training mission.

"Hamzah Abbadi died when the Royal Air Force F-16 fighter crashed at 1015 GMT during training," an air force statement said.

In January 2008, two F-16s crashed in training missions in Jordan. The air force, which plans to expand its F-16 fleet to 70, reported the killing of four pilots.

Jordan has a fleet of about 50 F-16A/B fighters. Most of the fighters were supplied by the United States over the last decade.

In 2007, Jordan concluded deals for more than a dozen F-16s with Belgium and the Netherlands. Unlike the U.S. surplus aircraft, the European F-16s had undergone a mid-life upgrade by Lockheed Martin.

Source: http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribun ... _04_21.asp


All of that suggest the two other Jordanian Vipers which crashed in January 2008 were double-seaters!

A/C S/N

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2008, 03:24
by hendrycf
A/C S/N from Sunday is 80-0582 (RJAF 224). Someone has their wires crossed as the RJAF has not lost any other F-16s except for the landing incident write off of A/C 229 several years back. I believe that the actual A/C referenced is the F-1 which is also based at MSAB.

RE: A/C S/N

Unread postPosted: 22 Apr 2008, 20:21
by Dustpanandbrush
The crossed wire must be that this was the third RJAF crash:

24 Feb 1999: unknown F-16B near Jafr, one killed one ejected
01 Sep 2002: 229 F-16A ADF 61-353/M13-10 no details
20 Apr 2008: 224 F-16A ADF 61-303/M13-5

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_mishaps_airforce-RJAF.html

Re: RE: A/C S/N

Unread postPosted: 23 Apr 2008, 08:38
by hendrycf
Dustpanandbrush wrote:The crossed wire must be that this was the third RJAF crash:

24 Feb 1999: unknown F-16B near Jafr, one killed one ejected
01 Sep 2002: 229 F-16A ADF 61-353/M13-10 no details
20 Apr 2008: 224 F-16A ADF 61-303/M13-5

http://www.f-16.net/f-16_mishaps_airforce-RJAF.html


You have bad information. The RJAF has lost 2 A/C, 224 & 229, and one pilot since the receipt of the A/C beginning in December 1997.