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2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 17 Aug 2015, 03:52
by slapshot!
8/15/2015 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- At approximately 11:20 a.m. two F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, collided shortly after landing at Nellis AFB after a local sortie. The two pilots are currently undergoing medical evaluation. A safety board will convene to investigate the incident. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Contact the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs with any questions or concerns at 702-652-2750.

Source: http://www.nellis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123456044

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2015, 20:22
by Lieven
Spotters reported a wrecked F-16 on runway 3L with a crash crane and clean up crew moving it onto a flatbed. It seems the nose and canopy were missing.

According to unofficial sources it seems at least one of the pilots has been seriously injured.

Base officials didn't disclose whether pilots were hurt or the amount of damage was.

F-16s collide on tarmac at Nellis

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2015, 04:03
by VPRFIXER
Any of the spotters report what tail numbers were involved?

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2015, 09:10
by fang

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2015, 19:08
by retchief70
Thoughts and prayers with the pilots and their families. Looks like some great work by the Nellis First Responders. That being said, WTF over! There are still many unknowns, but two jets run together on the runway while landing in broad daylight and good weather? This should be an interesting safety report.

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:36
by EOR
85-1546 and 85-1549

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 10 May 2016, 23:47
by ruderamronbo
http://www.airforcemag.com/AircraftAcci ... Nellis.pdf

The final Accident report. Quick reacting firefighters and the Nellis Hospital saved one pilot.

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 11 May 2016, 12:24
by Boman
It seems clear that 85-1549 is a writw-off, but what about 85-1546?

Also do anyone know the current status of the pilot of 85-1549? With that kind of injury recovery will take time, but would be nice to know how he's doing?

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 13 May 2016, 09:36
by Henrik
Hi Niels,

Longe time no see !! I hope You are fine?!

It seems that 85-1546 will be flying again unlike 85-1549 ( as You write Yourself ).

Both pilots should be allright now.

Cheers,

Henrik.

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 15 May 2016, 11:27
by Boman
Thanks Henrik - all good :)

Not too sure if the pilot of 85-1549 feels the same way judging by the injuries sustained - sounds like they will take time to recover from ;)

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 09 Jul 2016, 01:14
by EOR
saw this parked outside the Nellis fuel barn today

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 12 Jul 2016, 18:37
by EOR
and on Monday 85-1546 was parked next to it

Re: 2 F-16s collide at Nellis AFB

Unread postPosted: 25 Apr 2018, 09:13
by tyson2751
update:
Both aircraft were written off. 549 was sold as scrap and 546 was going to become a gate guard or a museum piece but nothing ever materialized. The seriously injured pilot completed his rehab and returned to flying status at the unit before the time limit of being sent back through training to requalify.