Originally Posted by grandmaster
I think you are very much confused. A random fact, there has been over 300 F-16 crashes worldwide, but still its safety record is solid considering accidents per 100,000 hours flown. Furthermore, many crashes that occur, and I’m talking about all aircraft, can be contributed to many factors besides mechanical failures such as pilot error (fuel starvation, passing out, misjudging altitude, unsafe approaches, ect) bird strikes, improper maintenance, poor weather, ect.
Now if we take a look at modern Russian aircraft such as the SU-30 we will notice that of all the years that the aircraft has been in service and of all the aircraft produced there has been only a handful of crashes some having nothing to do with mechanical problems.