F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Engine run mishap at Eielson AFB

February 7, 2003 (by Lieven Dewitte) - A maintenance crew was performing a hot oil servicing run following a phase inspection in front of nosedock 7 at Eielson AFB, AK. For undetermined reason, the aircraft traveled approximately 400 feet and came to a stop on the right wingtip, right main landing gear and nose landing gear.

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The engine run troop inside the cockpit nor any other ground personnel were injured. The mishap is currently being classified as a class b due to undetermined damage to the wing structure. Costs are to be determined.

The jets serial was #90-0718.




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Class b mishap during a hot oil servicing run. The jet traveled +/- 400 ft and came to a stop on the right wingtip and landing gear. It is F-16C block 40 #90-0718. [USAF photo]

Class b mishap during a hot oil servicing run. The jet traveled +/- 400 ft and came to a stop on the right wingtip and landing gear. It is F-16C block 40 #90-0718. [USAF photo]