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belgian AF F-16 ground ejection

Old 1st Jul 2021, 10:13
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belgian AF F-16 ground ejection

Think the words "park brake" and "chocks" may feature in the report..

https://apnews.com/article/europe-9f...444561d60856c9
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https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/b...s-two-injured/


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Old 1st Jul 2021, 13:11
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Wheels up slide into a building.


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Old 1st Jul 2021, 13:30
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According to reports, the fighter jet drilled several metres into the building but nobody was inside.







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Think the words "park brake" and "chocks" may feature in the report..
the skid marks are indeed quite telling... Glad noone was seriously hurt.
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Aeroplane Vs Building

I seem to remember a Lightning entering a line hut at WTM in 65/66?
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Wasn't the Lightning hydraulic failure so he opened it up a bit to get more pressure, unfortunately he had no brakes?

That doesn't look like it was running at the time as it does not appear to have spat anything out of the arse end.

As an observation little windows like that makes one think he stuffed it into the toilets
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An F-16 fighter jet of Belgian Air Component caught fire after colliding with a wall while taxiing at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands.

The incident happened in the morning of July 1, 2021. According to Dutch media, two people were injured.

The pilot ejected from the burning airplane and broke his leg. Another injured person was in the building at the time of the collision.

The fire was promptly extinguished by the base’s fire brigade, but the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The Belgian aircraft was stationed in the Netherlands for an exercise. An investigation into the event was launched.
If it is the toilets one wonders where he was sitting... or standing

Shows him on a chute

Belgian F-16 hits a wall, burns down; pilot injured (aerotime.aero)
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If it wasn't running how did it drag skidmarks all the way up to the building?
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I understand that, but what I’m saying is by the time it went through the building / dropped on the ground it does not appear to have chucked out bits of building grass soils etc., if it was rolling at speed he could still leave skid marks (engine or not) on the taxiway and in his shreddies.
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Originally Posted by kaitakbowler View Post
I seem to remember a Lightning entering a line hut at WTM in 65/66?

Here you go, the article.

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Old 2nd Jul 2021, 06:17
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Wheels up slide into a building.
The skid marks and the deepening grooves in the grass would indicate the gear firmly down and the main gear than sank into the soft ground after stopping.
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Is that R2D2 peering over the top of the toilet block? Perhaps he was chasing a UFO?
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Many years ago when they still owned RNAS Brawdy, a naval Hunter GA11 had a similar close encounter with the 738 NAS building:




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Unfortunately the pilot was seriously injured.
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Sudden uncommanded acceleration........

https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/01/uncont...o-hospitalized
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Sudden uncommanded acceleration........

https://nltimes.nl/2021/07/01/uncont...o-hospitalized
I suspected it might be that - what we called "UHT" (Uncontrollable High Thrust). Some failure causes the fuel control to lose control of the Fuel Metering Valve and it goes wide open.
FAA identified UHT on the ground (or at very low altitude during final) as potentially catastrophic - about all you can do is shut down the affected engine (and you need to react fast).
Newer Part 25 aircraft have mitigation. TCMA in the case of Boeing - Thrust Control Malfunction Accommodation - which (on ground only) will shut down an engine that's at high thrust and not responding with the throttle near idle. Unaware that anything has been done to address UHT for military aircraft.
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