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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56739
Last updated: 5 June 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed F-16D
Owner/operator:109 Sqn Israeli AF (IDF/AF)
Registration: 041
C/n / msn: 4K-8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ramat David Air Force Base (LLRD) -   Israel
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ramat David Air Force Base (LLRD)
Destination airport:Ramat David Air Force Base (LLRD)
The aircraft was on a routine training mission at 11:00 hours local time when the pilot noticed a landing gear malfunction. Shortly after touchdown at Ramat David AFB, while still moving at 140 knots, the pilot noticed the port main landing gear was not supporting the plane.

The landing gear collapsed and the left wing hit the runway, making the F-16 veer of the runway sharply. The crew ejected immediately, and moments later the aircraft overturned. Both crew members survived the ejection

In May 2011, after 6 years of work, repairs to this aircraft were finally completed. The airframe was taken apart completely, and all broken parts repaired or replaced. On 3 July 2012, the two crew who had ejected from this aircraft were re-united with it for the first time in over seven years

Sources: Scramble 313

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Revision history:

02-Jan-2013 16:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2013 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2013 13:32 Anon. Updated [Damage]
30-Apr-2013 20:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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