On December 27, 1982, the F-16A #79-0343 USAF crashed north of Las Vegas.
From the USAF crash report: The mishap aircraft was lead of a two ship mission scheduled for Basic Fighter Maneuvers in Ranges 61 and 62 (R4806) and Alamo training area (Desert Military Operating Area). Mission was scheduled to include support from Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI). Each aircraft was scheduled to be loaded with one Airborne Instrumentation Subsystem (AIS) pod, one AIM-91, and a 300-gallon centerline fuel tank and two weapons pylons on wing stations 3 and 7. The flight took off from Nellis AFB at 1047 PST in formation and proceeded to their assigned airspace. Once established in the area, they engaged in Basic fighter maneuvers, starting initially from beyond visual range. The final engagement was set up within visual range. During the final engagement, the leader’s aircraft departed controlled flight. The pilot ejected successfully. The aircraft impacted the ground and was destroyed.