Wisconsin Viper down

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Unread post07 Jun 2011, 22:23

A fighter jet has crashed in southern Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis.

Wisconsin Air National Guard officials say in a statement that an F-16 from the Madison-based 115th Fighter Wing went down early Tuesday afternoon near the town of Chester in Adams County during a routine training flight.

The pilot ejected and his condition is being evaluated.

The guard has requested U.S. Air Force investigators probe the cause of the crash. Guard spokeswoman Lt. Col. Jackie Guthrie didn't immediately return messages.

Source: The Associated Press
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 14:54

Has a tail # been reported?
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 14:59

Rumour - and rumour ONLY - says it´s 87-0242 - sad, sad, sad :-(
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 16:12

Sad, sad, sad is right. Hate to hear that it might have been 242.

She was one of our very best fliers at Torrejon and Doha during Desert Storm, flying 55 combat missions in 42 days averaging three hours per mission, racking up 41 Code 1's, 2 Code 2's and 12 Code 3's. My friends Scott and Chris crewed her and Conan flew her.

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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 17:54

MKopack wrote:Sad, sad, sad is right. Hate to hear that it might have been 242.

She was one of our very best fliers at Torrejon and Doha during Desert Storm, flying 55 combat missions in 42 days averaging three hours per mission, racking up 41 Code 1's, 2 Code 2's and 12 Code 3's. My friends Scott and Chris crewed her and Conan flew her.

Mike


You know, Mike, IF it´s 242 it´s the worst news I´ve received in a very long time - 242 and the whole era with the 614th has been the "kick-off" for my long lasting love with not only US F-16s, but Block-30s in particular!!
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 18:39

That was a great bird. Sorry Scott, I knew it was your baby.
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 19:04

Well I can honestly say this news sucks. She was my first jet as a DCC. She was my best jet thru my career. Sad Sad day. Glad the pilot got out but we lost a great bird.
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 19:32

He said it was a RUMOR. No confirmation yet on the tail. Chill out with the rumors until they release it. Then again, the military has perfected the art of the rumor mill, more so than 16 years old girls in high school.
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 21:10

my rule personally: if no one got hurt its not bad news... that's how i see it.
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Unread post09 Jun 2011, 23:39

fezt wrote:my rule personally: if no one got hurt its not bad news... that's how i see it.


Absolutely true, Fezt!! I couldn´t agree more, but in some cases certain airframes have a special place in a humans heart - in this case the airframe being talked about here has a very special place in my heart due to history and personal "adventures" and I think I speak for at least a few other guys in this regard :wink:

Cheers,

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Unread post10 Jun 2011, 01:49

Henrik not only do you speak for me but for the entire 614th Lucky Devils.
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Unread post10 Jun 2011, 01:57

Thanks Scott!!
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Unread post10 Jun 2011, 02:30

Bummer! Jet was named after my hometown in WI. Sure glad to hear the pilot got out safely.
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Unread post10 Jun 2011, 02:32

hoghead wrote:Bummer! Jet was named after my hometown in WI. Sure glad to hear the pilot got out safely.


Stoughton?!?! ;-)
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Unread post10 Jun 2011, 03:56

Henrik wrote:
hoghead wrote:Bummer! Jet was named after my hometown in WI. Sure glad to hear the pilot got out safely.


Stoughton?!?! ;-)
Yes, I was born and raised in Stoughton. Was in the USMC from 1976-1980. Served with VMA-211 (A-4M's). Settled in SoCal. Work for BNSF Railway as a Locomotive Engineer.
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