Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 03:10
by desertdog

Re: Viper mishap.

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 03:44
by h-bomb
No fire!? Wow that is new too me... Not sure how but it looks like it went into the warehouse flat. The tail is standing tall!

https://twitter.com/ComstockNEWS/status ... 247606784/

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 11:32
by Gamera
] ANG Viper crash in So Cal.

Here:

http://iebusinessdaily.com/developer-bu ... ness-park/

Developer buys land for second DC at Meridian Business Park

2014/02/10

Newcastle Partners Inc. has bought a 25.7-acre parcel at 22200 Opportunity Way, where it will develop at 510,000-square-foot warehouse-distribution facility, said Phil Lombardo, executive vice president with Cushman & Wakefield Ontario.

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 11:34
by Gamera
] No fire!?

I presume just upholding its early nickname: Lawn Dart. 8D

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 12:20
by Patriot
S/n?

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 14:38
by Gums
Salute!

Remember, jettisoning the plane with no motor providing power, as in gliding, has the EPU running on hydrazine. One gee pitch command and zero roll rate command.

If in a fairly level attitude with low bank, time after time the thing gradually slows to the limiter and descends on a fairly shallow angle. We had one at Hill that actually "crash landed" and the pilot climbed over a rise to see the thing with a busted main gear, EPU firing and beacon on the tail still flashing!!!

Look at pics of that Thunderbird a coupla years back. He had about 600 or so pounds remaining, but motor quit cause he pulled throttle to cutoff versus idle when the latch mechanism failed. No fire.

Gums sends...

EDIT: A dash cam of the crash shows a steep bank, so there could be more to the ejection condition than running outta gas. FLCS? But most outright FLCS failures have been extreme nose down, not roll .OTOH, one of our guys had the uncommanded EPU overvoltage problem that fried the computers and he flew for several minutes on aircraft battery, etc. Thing finally started a series of barrel rolls and he had to get out.

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 17 May 2019, 15:33
by Gamera
Casualties, and no fatality.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/f-16-crash-l ... serve-base

F-16 fighter jet crashes while trying to land at California base, 12 minor injuries reported

2019/05/17

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 22 May 2019, 13:09
by Patriot
It looks like it flew accross the entire runway length after pilot ejection and then went into that wearhouse

https://www.facebook.com/38733844493928 ... 736764649/

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2019, 17:50
by Boman
Anyone know which tail number it was that crashed?

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 23 May 2019, 23:09
by Patriot
Rumor has it it's 96081

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2019, 09:11
by dragracingmaniac
Patriot wrote:Rumor has it it's 96081


Hmm.... I thought it was OU812 :P

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2019, 16:32
by drachen77
The unit has no 96081, it does however have an 89-2081. This matters to me because that was my jet when I was in the 4FS at Hill almost 20 years ago. I am really hoping that 081 was not the jet that went down.

Re: Viper crashes into warehouse in Southern California

Unread postPosted: 24 May 2019, 16:34
by Boman
96-0081 it is definatelly not, as this is a Block 50, currently in Europe together with 9 other colleagues from the 148FW 179FS MN ANG 8)