ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46364
Last updated: 16 July 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:18:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
General Dynamics F-16DG
Owner/operator:63rd FS, 56th FW, USAF (63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Wing, United States Air Force)
Registration: 89-2175
C/n / msn: 1D-50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:White Tank Mountain Range, 20 miles SW of Luke AFB, Arizona -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Destination airport:Luke AFB, Arizona (LUF/KLUF)
Crashed 20 miles north west of Luke AFB on the White Tank Mountain Range, Maricopa County, Arizona, at approximate 33.58.83N 112.54.84W, at 18:05 hours local time. The cockpit landing gear lights indicated an unsafe undercarriage.

When the F-16D attempted to land back at Luke AFB, the starboard undercarriage leg began to collapse. Only the nosewheel and the port main undercarriage leg could be confirmed as "down and locked".

Therefore, the pilot opened up the throttle, lifted off from Luke AFB's runway and headed back to the White Tank Mountain Range in an attempt to resolve the problem. While attempting to resolve the problem, the aircraft ran out of fuel.

Both crew - the instructor pilot, Major Kevin Grove, and a German exchange pilot, Captain Stephan Kleinheyer - ejected and were recovered safely.



FY 1989 Block 42 F-16D No. 9 by ~F16CrewChief on deviantART

Related books:

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
18-Nov-2013 01:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description