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Oklahoma ANG F-16 catches fire on takeoff

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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 07:47 PM
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It was a Block 42E F-16CM, sitting alert, tail number 89-2028.





posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 08:50 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I just seen this in the news now, I hope the pilot is ok. Did any of the bombs or missiles cook off?



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 08:51 PM
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a reply to: ZaneDog

Pilot is fine. Ejection related injuries. No, the on board ordnance look like they were training rounds.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
RT was reporting the plane was armed. I guess it does look like it's armed, but just dummy rounds?

The aircraft is still on fire, and the fire crews are waiting for the fuel to burn off before approaching, according to local media. The munitions on board are also a concern.
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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: ZaneDog

Training rounds and live rounds are very hard to tell apart if you don't know what you're looking for on them. Normally, the aircraft at Ellington are on alert status which means they are armed. This one was carrying training rounds.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 09:37 PM
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Training rounds usually have special colour codes on them.



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 09:47 PM
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Great pics Zaph......

Took us with ya on the flight line, cool



posted on Jun, 21 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

I can't get a really good look at the picture, but it looks like the -9s are warshots. I can't tell on the -120s, but I saw where a Weps guy said they were training rounds.



posted on Jun, 22 2017 @ 12:35 AM
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He was taking off for a training flight as part of Noble Eagle.



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