F-16 Accidents

AIM-9 detail of USAF F-16C block 40 #88-0421 who crashed into F-16C block 40 #88-0516 at Al Udeid AB, Qatar on June 15th, 2003. Both aircraft suffered severe damage and it was a miracle hat nobody was hurt, considering the fact that the F-16 who was hit was the first of 7 in a row and that the F-16 who hit the second F-16 was carrying live ammo. One of the attached sidewinders even caught fire. [USAF photo]


  • Anonymous on 2005-May-24 05:52:57 Anonymous said

    \"Super\" Dave

    It looks like the impact damaged the onboard battery. That seems to be source of the ignition. Lucky the rocket section did not light off.
  • Anonymous on 2005-Oct-31 15:12:03 Anonymous said


    The photo is of an AIM 120 that was "driven" into an AIM 9. The AIM 9 rocket motor cooked off also burning what remained of the AIM 120 on the other jet.

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