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Belgium F16 reported destroyed during ground maintenance explosion?

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posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Zaphod58

WTF!!! Don't they have a weight on wheels switch system on those?

I remember an A-7 landing at Cecil Field FL. in the 80's. The pilot didn't safe his cannon and it discharged on landing. Nobody was hurt, but, it shredded the back of a UPS truck that was on the road past the end of the runway.

I'd love to have seen the UPS drivers face when he got back to his truck




posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

I would have loved to have seen the guys at Dugway as they left brown trails diving out of their rental car.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Was that the one where they went across the test range and the F16 strafed them?



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: Woody510

Yeah. That one or the one where the tower got hit would have been fun to watch. (In the sense that watching slow motion car wrecks is fun)



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah I remember seeing the pics iirc it was a dark reddish suv and just thought wow that was a pulp fiction right there. I wonder what the rental insurance claim was like haha

Found the pic
edit on 12-10-2018 by Woody510 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 03:27 PM
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originally posted by: Woody510
I'd love to have seen the UPS drivers face when he got back to his truck


He was in the truck going down Normandy Blvd.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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So, in other words, the Belgian Air Force shot down one of their own planes while it was on the ground? It’s going to take a long time to live that one down.

A reply to: Zaphod58

R



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


Do they get a "kill" for their plane's nose now or what?



PS - That is just insane!



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 07:13 PM
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You know that sinking feeling, when you find out you screwed something up? Imagine that.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I'm really hoping he gets to paint an F-16 on his toolbox. That would be funny as hell.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Might be his sole consolation after he's, erm, fired.



posted on Oct, 12 2018 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: anzha

If they're anything like our military, he'll end up doing fleet service somewhere remote as hell.



posted on Oct, 13 2018 @ 07:03 PM
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Some more pics here..Oooohhh that looks bad..
www.aviation24.be... ion=true



posted on Oct, 13 2018 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

A little depot time, some buffing, a bit of paint, it'll be good as new.



posted on Oct, 13 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
They might salvage the tail and some other bits but thats about it...Make a nice kill board for the squadron :-P



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 10:03 AM
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Why not? The Florida Air National Guard rebuilt the one that crashed when it hit a pig on the runway.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 02:43 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

I'm still surprised Boeing didn't get the nod to rebuild that Oz Growler that burnt at Red Flag, actually.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert
No it was toast. Given the likelihood that there will be a warranty claim over it, its cheaper, easier and quicker to order a new airframe. Most likely scenario is they ship it back to Oz and use portions of it as instructional simulators. We did that with a number of F-111 cockpit capsules after ejections.



posted on Oct, 14 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: thebozeian

I just figured with it already being stateside and Boeing needing work, a beancounter would decide it was worth whatever they quoted to try and refurb it.




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