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Five USAF accident investigation board reports, converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction, present findings into Class A aerospace mishaps involving the F-16 fighter aircraft in 2009 through 2011.
Report One: On 15 October 2009 at 2024:09 local time, two F-16CM aircraft, tail numbers 91-0364 and 910365, assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw Air Force Base (AFB) South Carolina collided over the Atlantic Ocean in Warning Area 161 approximately 126 nautical miles southeast of Shaw AFB. The mishap pilot (MP2) in aircraft 91-0365 died upon collision and did not attempt to eject. Aircraft 91-0365 impacted the water and was destroyed. There was no damage to private property. The other mishap pilot (MP1), in aircraft 91-0364, was uninjured. Aircraft 91-0364 had moderate damage to flight control surfaces and external stores. MP1 landed safely at Charleston AFB, South Carolina.
Report Two: On 8 October 2010, at 1717 local time, an F-16CM, Tail Number 89-2144, crashed after landing at Bagram Air Field (BAF), Afghanistan. The Mishap Pilot (MP) was unable to stop the Mishap Aircraft (MA) and departed the runway, traveling 1500 feet before coming to rest in a perimeter fence. After stopping, the MP egressed the MA unharmed. The MA is assigned to the 4th Fighter Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Report Three: On 7 June 2011, at 1316 local time, an F-16C+, serial number 87-0242, impacted the ground approximately 57 nautical miles northwest of Truax Field, Wisconsin. The Mishap Aircraft (MA) and Mishap Pilot (MP), assigned to the 176th Fighter Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Truax Field, Wisconsin, were participating in a training mission when the MA experienced a sudden loss of thrust approximately one hour and twenty-three minutes after takeoff. The MP was unable to achieve a successful engine restart. The MP ejected safely and sustained only minor scratches and bruises.
Report Four: On 28 June 2011, at 1716 local time, an F-16C aircraft, tail number (T/N) 85-1413, impacted the ground approximately 95 miles north of Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), while participating in a training mission. The mishap pilot (MP) was killed. The MP was assigned to the 53rd Wing out of Eglin AFB, but was based at Nellis AFB with the 422d Test & Evaluation Squadron (TES). The mishap aircraft (MA) belonged to the 57th Wing at Nellis AFB.
Report Five: On 28 July 2011, at approximately 1120 hours local time (L), an F-16C, tail number 87-0296, assigned to the 100th Fighter Squadron, 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Alabama departed the prepared runway surface of Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) causing $5.4 million damage to the mishap aircraft (MA). The mishap pilot (MP) egressed the aircraft unharmed; there was only minor damage to Wittman Regional Airport.