Dutch F-16 fighter jet literally ran into its own rounds

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Unread post24 Apr 2019, 14:43

] Apparently it's happened once before in 1956 on a F11F Tiger


http://www.f-14association.com/tales/th ... -down.html

The day I shot myself down

by Pete Purvis

This article was first published in Flight Journal magazine in April 2001.
With kind permission of the author.

"Hey, I'd like you to meet the guy who shot himself down."
Quite often, that's how my friends have introduced me.
This unique honor belongs to me and another Grumman test pilot, Tommy Attridge, who did it in an F11F-1 fighter that he flew into a hail of 20 mm rounds he had just fired during a supersonic gunnery test.
Several years later, as a test pilot for Grumman Aerospace flying out of Point Mugu, California, I found a more modern way to do this using a Sparrow missile and hte no. 6 F-14A Tomat - at that time, the Navy's fighter of the future.
Nearly 30 years later, that day - June 20, 1973 - remains sharp in my memory.

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