mxaxai
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USAF F-16 crash in Germany

Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:21 pm

An F-16 crashed in south-west Germany today on a training flight. The pilot reportedly ejected and has only minor injuries. Cause is still unknown.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/1 ... -hospital/
 
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Re: USAF F-16 crash in Germany

Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:05 pm

T-ONLINE reports, that the F16 belonged to the 480th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.
Spangdalem is located rough 40 km north from the town of Trier in south-west Germany.

Pilot escaped with the ejection seat and was brought into a hospital with minor injuries.

Homepage of the air base with information about the crash:

http://www.spangdahlem.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1983521/f-16-crashes-near-spangdahlem-pilot-ok/

The cause of the crash is still unknown.
 
mxaxai
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Re: USAF F-16 crash in Germany

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 am

The jet "mowed off treetips and cut a lane through the forest approximately 1 kilometer long".
https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland ... t-100.html

Doesn't sound like a lawn dart.
 
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Re: USAF F-16 crash in Germany

Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:14 pm

mxaxai wrote:
The jet "mowed off treetips and cut a lane through the forest approximately 1 kilometer long".
https://www.swr.de/swraktuell/rheinland ... t-100.html

Doesn't sound like a lawn dart.


It's expending it's capabilities, not the same jet as in the 70-ish. ;)
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