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Turkish F-16 Down, Pilot Dies after Ejecting  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4637 times:

From the Turkish news sources, a F-16/C went down near Osmaniye, 50 miles or so from the Syrian border. Pilot reportedly said he was ejecting. They are trying to find the pilot.

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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Hmmm..... hopefully this isn't what it could be,but lets hope that the pilot is ok!


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

Unfortunately, the pilot did not survive.

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tur...pageID=238&nID=46783&NewsCatID=341



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4486 times:

RIP.
I hear this is the 29th crashed F16 for TAF and 12th pilot that died.


User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4210 times:

I really don't know a whole lot about the works of ejecting, but sounds like the pilot was found still attached to his seat 300m. from the wreckage.
http://kokpit.aero/f-16-kazasindaki-detay (in Turkish)


User currently offlineFVTu134 From Russia, joined Aug 2005, 173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Well it's been a long time but the ACES II ejection seat as fitted to the F-16 is one of the most advanced there is. It takes only 0.9 seconds from the moment that the pilot pulls the handle till he is clear of the aircraft, 1.3 seconds till he is clear of the seat and 1.9 seconds till he is hanging from his chute, in zero/zero conditions. So unless he shot himself into the ground from an inverted position or something else (technical) was wrong,.. the seat in itself (in theory) allows to get out of a lot of situations.

RIP to our fellow aviator. Hope the cause of this sad accident will be found

FVTu134



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

Quoting FVTu134 (Reply 5):
RIP to our fellow aviator. Hope the cause of this sad accident will be found

  
The pilot is Hamza GUMUSSOY, age 26;
http://82.222.152.134/imgsdisk/2013/05/14/140520131017069739441.jpg


User currently offlineboeingfixer From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3708 times:

Quoting FVTu134 (Reply 5):
Well it's been a long time but the ACES II ejection seat as fitted to the F-16 is one of the most advanced there is. It takes only 0.9 seconds from the moment that the pilot pulls the handle till he is clear of the aircraft, 1.3 seconds till he is clear of the seat and 1.9 seconds till he is hanging from his chute, in zero/zero conditions. So unless he shot himself into the ground from an inverted position or something else (technical) was wrong,.. the seat in itself (in theory) allows to get out of a lot of situations.

The ACES II isn't exactly a foolproof ejection seat. The F-16 can easily exceed the safe ejection parameters of this seat. It's possible that there could have been a sequencing failure as well with the seat systems. I'm sure the investigation will determine why the seat didn't do it's job or why the safe ejection envelope was exceeded.

My condolences to the pilot's family and friends.

John



Cheers, John YYC
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