F-16 crash near Bagram, pilot safely ejects

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Unread post03 Apr 2016, 14:35

Any word on the pilot's condition? Sounds like he was OK. Anyone know which airframe this was?
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Unread post03 Apr 2016, 15:06

He is just fine, and it was an F-16 (the only fighters left in AFG).
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Unread post06 Apr 2016, 20:00

Coalition service members from Bagram recover F-16 wreckage

Story by Capt. Bryan Bouchard
455th Air Expeditionary Wing


Coalition service members from Bagram Airfield completed the recovery of a downed F-16 which crashed March 29 near the base.

U.S. Airmen, soldiers, Marines and service members from other Coalition nations stepped in to secure and clean-up the crash site to ensure the safety of the local community—all while keeping the base’s primary mission up-and-running.

“We are very thankful that the pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and I am proud of the rapid and professional response from various joint and multinational units from all over Bagram,” said Col. Patrick Schlichenmeyer, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander. “Despite this accident, we were able to continue to support our mission requirements, and continue to fly 24-7 in support of this noble mission in Afghanistan.”

Coalition personnel spent two days combing through the debris field left as a result of the crash, and were able to recover majority of the wreckage including the plane’s munitions load, Schlichenmeyer said.

Through the assistance of Afghan authorities and cooperative local residents, the team wrapped up their efforts March 31.

“Local Afghan residents were supportive of our recovery efforts, and allowed Coalition personnel space to perform their required actions,” Schlichenmeyer said. “We couldn’t have done this without their cooperation, and it shows the relationship we aim to achieve with our Afghan hosts.”

The F-16s at Bagram Airfield provide 24-hour overwatch and close-air-support for ground units in Afghanistan. While the cause of the crash continues to be investigated, the Airmen of the 455th AEW continue to provide the airpower needed to support the ongoing missions in Afghanistan.

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Unread post03 May 2016, 20:10

Anyone catch a block, unit, or tail #?
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Unread post04 May 2016, 01:52

chopper19 wrote:Anyone catch a block, unit, or tail #?


Hill AFB 421st, Block 40 CM
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Unread post04 May 2016, 15:44

Thanks
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Unread post06 May 2016, 18:25

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Unread post18 Nov 2016, 03:59

http://www.airforcemag.com/AircraftAcci ... ENTCOM.pdf

The Accident Investigation Board President found, by a preponderance of the evidence, the cause
of the mishap to be material failure of at least one Stage 2 Low Pressure Turbine blade, which
induced an unrecoverable compressor stall shortly after takeoff. This event rendered the ME
incapable of providing necessary thrust to maintain continued flight.

Immediately after takeoff and with the landing gear in transit, at least one blade of the Stage 2 Low
Pressure Turbine (LPT) Rotor Assembly liberated and went on to damage all 94 blades of the
Stage 2 LPT (Tabs J-36, S-38 to S-40, and V-1.5). This damage resulted in an imbalance within
the ME that created significant vibrations and loud grinding noises audible to the MP (Tab V-1.5).--ouch...

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