F-16 crash at Shaw AFB (30 June 2020)

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Unread post01 Jul 2020, 17:59

Unofficial:
https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2020/0 ... 593618457/

2020/07/01
A report from an Air Force-related Facebook page on Wednesday morning said that "the landing gear failed and they had to fly as low as possible so he could eject, the plane crashed and flipped."
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Unread post02 Jul 2020, 13:52

https://www.wmbfnews.com/2020/07/01/sha ... rash-base/

Shaw AFB officials: Pilot identified following F-16 aircraft crash on base

2020/07/01

Officials say the pilot was 32-year-old 1st Lt. David Schmitz from the 77th Fighter Squadron.
Details of what caused the crash have not been released.
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Unread post09 Jul 2020, 11:15

https://www.bullockfuneralhome.com/obit ... id-Schmitz

Obituary

1Lt. David John Schmitz

February 17, 1988 ~ June 30, 2020 (age 32)

David’s life will be celebrated in Air Force ceremonies at Shaw AFB July 9-10.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Lt. David Schmitz Scholarship Foundation at
https://ltschmitzfoundation.org
established to support young men and women as they overcome obstacles in pursuit of a career in aviation.

https://ltschmitzfoundation.org/

Lt David Schmitz Foundation

Charitable organization in honor of Dave

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Unread post15 Oct 2020, 09:00

Very sad news. There isn't any trend history regarding crash of F-16 aircraft in such defect because landing gears are free fall.
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Unread post20 Oct 2020, 18:20

saqib wrote:Very sad news. There isn't any trend history regarding crash of F-16 aircraft in such defect because landing gears are free fall.


Unless this was caused by a known issue called spring-back....

https://www.afjag.af.mil/Portals/77/AIB ... REPORT.pdf
Greetings to you all at the NSA and everybody else who is reading this on ECHELON.

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