Thanks for the five stars!!
searched the internet a little bit:
The F-104 crashes are often caused by engine problems (like the F-16's) with the J79-GE-7s - forty serious mishaps occurred over a five-year period, destroying 24 aircraft and killing 9 pilots. But the F-104 had one more problem: it had pitch-up problems, it frequently stalled at low-speed.
To the number of crashed F-104, one site said 370, but I think that's a fault, another site said 110, what's more realistic, I think.
The F-16 has still real engine problems, of the 11 crashed in 2001 (without July23), are 3 still under investigation, 3 were mid-airs, one was NVG training, and 4 were engine failures.
2000 crashed 2 'cause of engine problems, 1999 there were 8 times engine failure crashes. 1999 crashed 18 F-16 what was I believe the worst year for the Viper.