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Swiss Fighter Jet Crashed after Mid-Air Collision in Netherlands

Sunday, June 12, 2016
By George Hatcher

A Swiss fighter jet collided with another plane and crashed in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, on June 9th. The incident happened when the planes were rehearsing for an international air show. Authorities said the Swiss F-5E air demonstration fighter jet crashed into a pond after the collision. The pilot ejected from the plane before the impact... »

F-15 Fighter Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Tulsa

Saturday, April 16, 2016
By George Hatcher

An F-15 fighter jet had to make an emergency landing at Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, on April 14th. The plane was one of the two returning from a training session at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Authorities said the pilot decided to divert due to... »

Israeli Warplanes Came Dangerously Close to Ryanair Passenger Plane

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
By George Hatcher

Two Israel Air Force F-16 fighter jets almost crashed into a Ryanair passenger plane near Ovda Airport, Israel, on March 1st. The passenger plane was en-route from Krakow, Poland, to Ovda airport, Israel, when two fighter planes, engaged in the training exercises, came “dangerously close”. The Ryanair pilots changed the course at the last... »

Pilot Feared Dead after F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes in Arizona

Friday, January 22, 2016
By George Hatcher

An F-16 fighter jet crashed in a remote area near Bagdad, Yavapai County, Arizona, on January 21. The jet that took off from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, was carrying a student pilot from Taiwan when it went down. Authorities said the pilot was practicing air-to-air combat with an instructor as part of... »

Two Fighter Jets Make Emergency Landing in South Korea

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By George Hatcher

Two F-16 jets made an emergency landing at Muan International Airport, South Korea, on April 7. Air Force officials said the Kunsan Air Base fighter jets had to land in emergency after one of them experienced engine trouble. The jets departed from Gunsan Airport and were on a training flight over Jeolla-do when the... »

Thai Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes in Lopburi Province; Pilot Killed

Saturday, February 21, 2015
By George Hatcher
Thai Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes in Lopburi Province; Pilot Killed

A Royal Thai Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in Khok Samrong district of Thailand’s central Lopburi province, at around 3 p.m. on February 20. The accident happened when the plane was participating in missile-launch training drill. According to Lopburi governor Thanakom Chongchira, “The pilot could not eject himself out of the plane in... »

Fighter Jet Crashes During NATO Training Exercise in Spain; 10 Killed

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By George Hatcher
Fighter Jet Crashes During NATO Training Exercise in Spain; 10 Killed

A Greek F-16 jet crashed during NATO training in Spain at around 3:20 p.m. on January 26. The plane went down shortly after it took off from a training center in Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, during a NATO exercise. According to a statement released by the defense ministry, “The plane lost power, crashing into the parking... »

F-15 Jet Lands in Emergency at Frenso Base

Sunday, December 21, 2014
By George Hatcher

An F-15 fighter plane had to make an emergency landing at the 144th Fighter Wing’s Air National Guard Base in Frenso, California, on December 19. The jet took off for a routine training flight, however, it had to land back in emergency due to a landing gear malfunction. Col. Clay Garrison, a 144th Fighter... »

US Fighter Jet Crashes in Lincolnshire; Pilot Survives

Friday, October 10, 2014
By George Hatcher
US Fighter Jet Crashes in Lincolnshire; Pilot Survives

A US Air Force fighter jet caught fire after crash landing in a field near Broadgate in Weston Hills, Spalding in Lincolnshire, UK, at around 3:30 p.m. on October 8. The incident happened when the F-15D aircraft was on a training flight after taking off from RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk. The US Air Force confirmed... »

82 U.S. Air Force F-16Ds Grounded due to Cracks

Friday, August 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

On August 19, the U.S. Air Force said that they grounded 82 two-seater F-16D fighter jets because of canopy sill longeron cracks discovered between the front and rear pilots seats. One hundred and fifty-seven F-16Ds were inspected by individual F-16 units and the cracks were discovered in 82. According to the Air Force sources,... »

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