F-16 jet crashes at base outside Las Vegas

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Unread post04 Apr 2018, 23:32

F-16 jet crashes at base outside Las Vegas
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 05:59

Thunderbirds jet confirmed - pilot sadly killed :(
http://news3lv.com/news/local/f-16-cras ... -las-vegas
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 07:44

Signs of the aiging fleet.
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 10:03

R.I.P.
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 10:33

Not a good week as this is following 2 accidents involving a CH-53E (4 casualties) and AV-8 crash (pilot manage to eject) on Tuesday and an F-18 crash last month (which is like the 14th Hornet major accident in 2 years). My condolences to the families and the services.
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 13:22

weasel1962 wrote:Not a good week as this is following 2 accidents involving a CH-53E (4 casualties) and AV-8 crash (pilot manage to eject) on Tuesday and an F-18 crash last month (which is like the 14th Hornet major accident in 2 years).

And F-15 today (2 casualties) .
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 14:11

The F-15 was a Korean F-15K. Doesn't make it any less tragic.
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 15:32

[quote="Boman"]The F-15 was a Korean F-15K. Doesn't make it any less tragic.[/quote]

www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/04/205_246800.html

Jet fighter crash kills 2 pilots

2018/04/05

An Air Force jet crashed into a mountain in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang Province, 216 kilometers southeast of Seoul, Thursday, killing two pilots, the Air Force said.
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 20:06

saberrider wrote:Signs of the aiging fleet.


Too early to make that call - even if the fleet is aging.

Blue skies Major... :salute:
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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 20:24

Salute!

Scanner traffic suggests it was a mid air and other plane made it back to Nellis or Creech.

There are three show maneuvers that could involve the solo pilots and a potential mid air. Then there are some rejoins that are very tricky. We shall see, but prolly no airplane problems involved.

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Unread post05 Apr 2018, 20:57

http://airshowstuff.com/v4/2018/thunder ... reech-afb/
Maj. Stephen Del Bagno is the Slot Pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, flying the No. 4 jet. He is a 2005 graduate of Utah Valley State University, and commissioned from Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. in 2007. Before joining the Air Force, Del Bagno was a civilian flight instructor, corporate pilot, skywriter, and a banner tow pilot. He enjoys snowboarding, water sports and spending time with family and friends. Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, Del Bagno served as an F-35A Evaluator Pilot and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla. He has logged more than 3,500 total flight hours in over 30 different aircraft, with 1,400 hours as an Air Force pilot. Del Bagno is in his first season with the team and hails from Valencia, Calif.

:salute: RIP Maj. Del Bagno
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Unread post06 Apr 2018, 16:14

aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=208798

Type:
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon

Owner/operator:
USAF Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds

Registration:
"4"
92-3880
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Unread post07 Apr 2018, 00:05

R.I.P.

I only had the privilege to see them perform once, and a long time ago, (Kleine Brogel-Belgium), but that was one of the most professional groups I even had the honor to be in close contact with.

Unfortunately, these sad things happen.
My thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends involved.
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Unread post07 Apr 2018, 02:02

Gamera wrote:aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=208798

Type:
Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon

Owner/operator:
USAF Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds

Registration:
"4"
92-3880


Definitely NOT 92-3880. This jet is still at depot!
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Unread post07 Apr 2018, 04:53

This is sad news. Praying for the family.
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