Chronological Listing of Turkish Air Force

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F-16
Losses and Ejections

7th May 1991
TuAF
F-16C Block 30 E 88-0022 142 Filo  Engine failure. Akinci, Ankara Major Semih Birdoğan ejected about 400 - 500 feet from the runway   ACES II
5th July 1991
TuAF
Block 30B
F-16C
86-0067 143 Filo Crashed near Dinar, Turkey     ACES II
25th June 1992
TuAF
Block 30B
F-16C
87-0012 143 Filo       ACES II
1st April 1993
TuAF
Block 40D
F-16C 
90-0002 162 Filo       ACES II
28th April 1993
TuAF
Block 40A
F-16C
89-0029 141 Filo       ACES II
3rd January 1994
TuAF
Block 40H
F-16C
91-0009 192 Filo Crashed near Bursa, Turkey     ACES II
22nd November 1994
TuAF
Block 40D
F-16C
90-0003 192 Filo Flew into Lake Manjas, Turkey     ACES II
 8th February 1995
TuAF
F-16C Block 40H 91-0021 192 Filo Fuel transfer system not activated while being pursued by two Greek Mirage F.1s. Crashed into Aegean Sea First Lieutenant Mustafa Yıldırım ejected a few hundred feet above the sea   ACES II
29th February 1995
TuAF
Block 40A
F-16C 
89-0033 141 Filo       ACES II
11th October 1995
TuAF
Block 30E
F-16C
88-0023 143 Filo       ACES II
8th October 1996
TuAF
F-16D Block 40 J 91-0023 192 Filo Crashed into the Aegean Sea nine miles off the island of Chios during a routine flight (Shot down by Greek missiles)     ACES II
Captain Osman Çiçekli (IDF/AF) ejected TUAF flight officer (First Lieutenant Mustafa Yıldırım) ejected too late and was killed ACES II
25th July 1997
TuAF
F-16 ? Eskisehir training mission, crashed in western Turkey Pilot ejected    
6th November 1997
TuAF
    131 Filo
Konya Air Base
crashed near Asagi Pinarbasi village shortly after take-off     Martin-Baker
Lieutenant Mustafa Gumus ejected Second-Lieutenant Tugkan Inan ejected Martin-Baker
26th August 1999
TuAF
F-16C Block 40 ? 182 Filo  Batman  1st Lt. Ozcan Kete ejected   ACES II
4th April 2000
TuAF
F-16C Block 50 93-0657
OR
93-0666
151 Filo collided  during a night flight Sivas / Yildizeli Capt. Murat Özaydin Killed - conflicts with Turkish media reports that he survived ACES II
4th April 2000
TuAF
F-16C Block 50 93-0657
OR
93-0666
151 Filo 1st Lt. Gungor Ozer ejected   ACES II
24th May 2000
TuAF
F-16C Block 40 ? 162 Filo  near Buçak, Burdur Capt. Askin Sezer ejected   ACES II
27th June 2001
TuAF
F-16C Block 30 E ? 143 Filo
Akinci Air Base in Yenikent, Ankara.
Engine problems. Akinci, Ankara Capt. N. Tunc Sözen ejected, slightly injured   ACES II
25th September 2001
TuAF
F-16C Block 30 B ? 14? Filo Ankara / Akinci   ??? ACES II
6th November 2003
16.30 local time

TuAF
F-16C Block 50 93-0662 151 Filo crashed near Utuk village in Zile town of northern province of Tokat Colonel Albay Atilla Gülan ejected ACES II
Monday 22nd December 2003
18.31h

TuAF
F-16C Block 40 90-0015 161 Filo Crashed due to a technical failure during training flight near Bandirma town of Balikesir province in the Marmara Region Lieutenant Ferhat Yıldırım ejected sustained severe injuries   ACES II
4th March 2005
TuAF
F-16D Block ???    
    Fatih Devravut
killed
Fatih Keskin
killed
ACES II
Monday 30th January 2006
14:45 local

Turkish
A. F.
F-16C
Block 40P
93-0014
181 Filo ??Diyarbakir AB
Crashed over a deserted area in Diar Bakr district in East Turkey, some 10 kilometers from the air base, during a routine exercise Pilot ejected ACES II
Tuesday 23rd May 2006
09:48 GMT

TuAF
F-16C
Block 50
??
192 filo
9th AJU  from Balikesir AB,
Dalaman
A Greek and Turkish aircraft collided 50 km away from the Rhodos Island. 8 n.m off Karpathos island, pilot 1st Lt. Halil Ibrahim Ozdemir ejected and rescued with some injuries ACES II
Monday
11th September 2006
13:00h

TuAF
F-16C
Block 50
94-0087

191st Filo
Balikesir AB
 crashed in the mountainous area near Evciler village near Kazdaglari Mountaini n the Bayramiç district of Canakkale
 in Canakkale province
1st Lt. Özgür Alagöz ejected   ACES II
Monday 16th October 2006
TuAF
F-16   Diyarbakir airbase crashed in a mountainous area of southeast Turkey in the province of Bitlis during a training exercise Pilot killed   ACES II

Tuesday 22nd May 2007

11:15 AM

TuAF
F-16C
Block 40
91-0019 Konya Air Base On a training mission in the central Anatolian province of Konya. Crashed near the village of Kucukmuhsine, Pilot IIker Ozbil ejected slightly injured. He was transfered by helicopter to the medical center of Meram.   ACES II

Thursday 12th July 2007

TuAF
F-16D
Block 50
  9nci AJÜ
Balikesir Air Base
crashed while it was trying to land at air base     ACES II
ejected OK ejected OK ACES II

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