posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 04:55 PM
Hi Guys and Girls,
Just found this:
Near the bottom in the Europe section. (No direct link to the article. Sorry.)
Local media reports, that a Dutch F-16 fighter jet shot itself with its own autocannon during a military exercise. The jet suffered considerable
damage, but the pilot was unharmed. The incident already happened in January and has been investigated ever since. A pair of the fighter jets were
training together and shooting ground targets with their six-barrel Vulcan autocannons. It is still unclear how the aircraft managed to hit itself.
Personally I'd love to know how that happened. I've seen air-soft, paintball and 0.177/0.22bb's (.50 steel bb round coming back at 450ft is a little
scary) rebound back at the source. But that seems unlikely with high speed pointy rounds. I love the dutch but less than lethal rubber rounds for the
air-force seems unlikely.
edit on 8-4-2019 by RAB because: typo maybe not the only one :-)
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edit on 8-4-2019 by RAB because: Another typo