Altitude Error Caused Mid-air

An accident investigation board reviewing the mid-air collision of an F-15C with an F-16 near Eielson AFB, Alaska on June 11 has concluded the pilot of the F-15 wasn’t paying attention to his altitude. The F-15 pilot from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB, Va., ejected safely; the F-16 pilot from Nellis AFB, Nev., was able to land his fighter, but it sustained about one million dollars in damage. The two were taking part in Red Flag Alaska.