posted on May, 4 2020 @ 03:55 PM
An F-15 belonging to the Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing was involved in a landing accident at Andrews AFB on May 2nd. The aircraft
was reported, but not confirmed, to be armed at the time, flying a Combat Air Patrol mission out of the Savannah Air National Guard base, when the
aircraft suffered a mechanical issue. According to posts on social media, the pilot attempted to catch the cable on one end of the runway, but the
hook missed. The aircraft ended up going off the runway and suffering a collapsed landing gear.
The pictures posted show the radar, probably an AESA AN/APG-63(v)3, as well as any weapons on the wing stations, removed from the aircraft. The
landing gear was folded under the fuselage and one external fuel tank was crushed.