Hill AFB F-16 punches off tanks and bombs- on base

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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 02:02

Anybody have details that can be shared?
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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 16:29

Kris Alingod - AHN Contributor
Ogden, UT (AHN) - A military jet was forced to drop its fuel tanks and two unarmed bombs during a routine flight late Thursday, causing an explosion in a remote part of the Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

According to the Standard-Examiner, problems upon take-off forced an F-16 pilot to follow emergency landing procedures. No one was injured and the pilot safely maneuvered the aircraft back to the ground, but an explosion caused a power outage in the base.

ABC 4 reports that the pilot jettisoned two external fuel tanks and two 500-pound bombs before landing, following protocol under such situations. The munitions were released in an uninhabited area of the base, but one of them exploded and destroyed a shed.

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal at the base is working to recover the other bomb.




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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 16:35

F-16 had a IFE and punched his tanks over the base with that the 2 MK-82's came off.

Here is the links:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8408701#
http://www.f-16.net/news_article3875.html
what would a pilot do with out a crewchief ??
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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 19:51

Since when do "unarmed" bombs explode???
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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 19:57

More than likely the 370 exploded and the 82's went in deep
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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 21:10

Yeah, that's what I thought, VarkVet. Last time I checked, concrete doesn't explode.
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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 22:05

has anyone also heard about the Luke jet that diverted and went off the runway? i saw it on Headline news yesterday but it was weird to see both these events on the news in a single day
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Unread post23 Oct 2009, 22:46

The bombs were live munitions
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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 00:21

So not dummy bombs? Still, one shouldn't have gone off, unless armed. Sure to be an inquiry as to why it went off.
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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 03:01

Yeah it sounds like the Mk 82,s were live. The tanks were said to be safe but one of the 82's blew up a shack and cut off power to parts of the base (because it detonated near a powerline). The second 82 didnt detonate and the EOD team was still deciding what to do about it. They might blow it up in place.
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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 05:35

Hey, condoms are 99.99% effective and unarmed Mk-82's are 99.99% inert. :shock:
I'm always sorting and seperating my ammo, throwing the rounds into bins, bags and cans. I fully expect one of these days to have a round hit something juuuust right and BANG.
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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 06:20

usaf f-16 bombs its own air base. 8(

actually, this reminds me of when I played the computer game Strike Commander and its add-on Tac Ops 1, by Origin, the game maker famous for its Ultima series of phantasy RPGs. in the flight sim Strike Commander, the protagonist was a merc who led a squadron of F-16s.
as I played falcon 3.0 and its add-ons (F/A-18, FS-X, and MiG-29) for IIRC about two years, before I played Strike Commander, mud-moving in Strike Commander was easy, IMO; and in the end, I achieved more ground kills than air kills in Strike Commander: not because the AI wingmen shot down more bandits than me, but because we collectively shot down as many bandits as in-range and on-screen, and I blew up more ground targets than the lot of wingmen.
the trick here was: when the protagonist RTB, blowing up the buildings at the home base counted as ground kills. thus, when I RTB, and had any unexpended free cannon ammo or cheap iron bombs, I expended them on said buildings. 8D

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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 10:23

yeah, they decided to blow the other in place.........
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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 14:52

Makes you kinda' think...

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Unread post24 Oct 2009, 15:44

My question when they say empty building, How long was it empty? When you see a Mk82 coming, you get out of there in a hurry... :shock:

Also good to know in an emergency, a F16 pilot can still score a
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