F-16 Accidents

RNLAF F-16A block 1 #J-217 caught after the result of the first ever zero altitude ejection on July 17th, 1981. [Photo by Joop de Groot]


  • Anonymous on 2004-Nov-24 21:33:47 Anonymous said


    This is my daddy!!! I'm very happy he survived the exident..I'm also very proud to be hes doughter...much love from the Netherlands

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  • Aircraft Database: F-16 #J-217

    Aircraft was damaged beyond repair when it ran over the barrier at Leeuwarden AB, the Netherlands. The pilot, Lt. Filip Appeldorn, ejected safely and survived the accident. The mishap occurred during initial conversion training due to an engine problem. This was the first zero-zero ejection from an F-16

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