ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141971
Last updated: 17 April 2014
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Date:19-JAN-2012
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16D Fighting Falcon Block 52+
Owner/operator:337 Sqn Hellenic AF
Registration: 99-1540
C/n / msn: XM-7
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Minor
Location:Larisa Air Base - LGLR -   Greece
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:LGLR
Destination airport:LGLR
Narrative:
An Hellenic Air Force F-16D block 52 from 337 Mira belly landed at Larissa Airbase in Greece (LGLR) on Thursday morning, January 19 2012. Both crew were uninjured.

It is currently uncertain as to what caused the undercarriage to fail or 'fail to deploy' during the touch and go landings which were being performed as part of a training exercise. The pilot, who was identified as a Captain, maintained control during the landing and kept the F-16 on the runway

The runway had to be closed for a period will rescue services attended the incident. Reports from HAF authorities indicate damage was limited to the belly and external fuel tanks of the jet, but did not go into full detail.

Following the incident the Greek airforce grounded all F-16s will investigations are undertaken to find out the route cause of the failure.

Sources:
http://www.defencenet.gr/defence/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32284&Itemid=49 (Greek)
http://www.f-16.net/news_article4502
http://www.scramble.nl/sb.htm
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/20/f-16-accident-averted-at-larissa-air-base


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2012 01:15 nikitas Added
20-Jan-2012 01:35 nikitas Updated [Time]
20-Jan-2012 02:35 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Jan-2012 02:36 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type]
19-Mar-2012 02:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2012 18:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2013 20:48 Nepa Updated [Operator]
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