Posted on June 9, 2011 by modelworks
The pilot of an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing is safe after ejecting from the aircraft over Adams County June 7 during a routine training flight.
The pilot has been recovered south of Chester, Wisconsin and is being medically evaluated. The F16 aircraft has been located in Chester. Emergency responders are on the scene to secure the aircraft.
An Air Force investigating team has been requested to determine the cause of the accident.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon the first of the US Air Force multi-role fighter aircraft, is the world’s most prolific fighter with more than 2,000 in service with the USAF and 2,000 operational with 25 other countries. The F-16 was the first operational US aircraft to receive a global positioning system (GPS). The aircraft has an inertial navigation system, either a Northrop Grumman (Litton) LN-39, LN-93 ring laser gyroscope or Honeywell H-423.
Source: airforce-technology.com, U.S. Air Force
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Posted on April 28, 2011 by modelworks
A United Arab Emirates F-16 fighter jet taking part in NATO-led military operations over Libya crashed on landing at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy on Wednesday, officials confirmed. The pilot was forced to eject.
“An F-16 crashed on landing at Sigonella air base,” a NATO official told AFP, adding that he could not reveal the nationality of the plane involved.
UAE’s armed forces said that the F-16 jet was one of theirs in a statement released to the official UAE news agency WAM in Abu Dhabi. The report said that the plane “veered off the runway after landing.”
“The pilot had to eject from the plane to save his life, and minor damages were caused to the plane’s frame,” the military was quoted as saying.
The F-16 fighter plane was not on a combat operation and was being transferred from a base in Sardinia to the Sigonella base in Sicily, NATO said.
Italy’s ANSA news agency reported that the base had been temporarily shut down and flights were routed through another base in Trapani.
Source: Google News
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