F-16 Accidents

USAF F-16C block 25 #84-1289 from the 496th TFS crashed at the end of runway at Hahn AFB on October 12th, 1988 taking out the fence and runway lights before skidding down runway to a stop. [Photo by Viper331]


  • David Wilmot, Colonel (Ret) USAF on 2012-Mar-31 10:43:22 David Wilmot, Colonel (Ret) USAF said

    I was in that aircraft

    I was in that Viper that cool October day at Hahn. All the accident boarded cared about is that I had not ejected... All I cared about is that I want home that day to see my kids!

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  • Aircraft Database: F-16 #84289

    The pilot, Capt. David 'Dash' Wilmot, landed aircraft short of runway at Hahn AB, Germany after an engine failure. The aircraft came to a stop on the runway and the pilot was able to egress by lifting the canopy from the damaged canopy frame. Pictures show that the jet was destroyed and it broke after the canopy section. But it nevertheless was repaired with parts of 3 other airframes and serves as a static now.

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