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Last updated: 25 February 2021
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Date:29-MAR-2016
Time:20:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Martin F-16CM Fighting Falcon
Owner/operator:455th AEWg USAF (455th AEWg United States Air Force)
Registration: 88-0518
C/n / msn: 1C-120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Bagram Air Base -   Afghanistan
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bagram AFB
Destination airport:Bagram AFB
Narrative:
The F-16 from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing crashed on take off and the pilot ejected safely. The mishap occurred on an alert scramble two-ship night flight. According to the investigation report, the material failure of at least one turbine blade rendered the engine incapable of providing the necessary thrust to maintain continued flight, which triggered an unrecoverable stall.

Sources:

1.http://www.f-16.net/f-16-news-article5011.html
2. http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2755/
3. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/29/f-16-fighter-jet-crashes-in-afghanistan-pilot-safely-ejects.html
4. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2016/03/29/f-16-crashes-near-bagram-airfield-pilot-safe/
http://web.archive.org/web/20171008101230/http://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1007627/f-16cm-accident-report-released/

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Images:

Photo of 88-0518 courtesy AirHistory.net


Clovis - Cannon AFB (KCVS / CVS)
17 September 2002; (c) Berry Vissers

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2016 17:50 gerard57 Added
30-Mar-2016 05:44 Black Typhoon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source]
30-Mar-2016 09:13 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2016 09:37 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Narrative]
30-Mar-2016 15:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
07-Sep-2017 14:01 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]
05-Jan-2018 13:07 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2021 21:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Operator]

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