Belgian F-16 crashes in France

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Unread post19 Sep 2019, 11:49

Today a Belgian F-16B crashed in France

Here's a few images from that crash:

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Photo by Mathieu Pélicart

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Photo by Le Télégramme

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Photo by Le Télégramme

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Photo by Cindy Le Gloanic
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Unread post19 Sep 2019, 12:33

As apparently no one was harmed in the air or on the ground, I guess I can afford a comical comment: it's raining men!
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Unread post19 Sep 2019, 14:39

Gamera wrote:As apparently no one was harmed in the air or on the ground, I guess I can afford a comical comment: it's raining men!


:-) Well, one of the parachutes got caught in a high-voltage cable so it was at least suspense-full.
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Unread post21 Sep 2019, 03:35

Lieven wrote:Today a Belgian F-16B crashed in France

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Really taking one for the team ignoring that hydrazine/burning composite material smoke to grab the picture! :shock:
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Unread post23 Sep 2019, 11:09

tjodalv43 wrote:Really taking one for the team ignoring that hydrazine/burning composite material smoke to grab the picture! :shock:


Exactly! Kids, never go anywhere near a crash site like this!
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Unread post23 Sep 2019, 23:05

The biggest issue is that the population does not know about Hydrazine and its dangers.

Hell, even most civilian fire crew have no idea.

When we went to other countries with our F-16, we briefed the local fire crews, but outside those??

First and most important is the call:
"An aircraft crashed" .

The fire might be out when they discover that it was an F-16...
plus the language barrier,
plus the "make myself important" local fire chief or police guy.
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Unread post24 Sep 2019, 04:18

vilters wrote:The biggest issue is that the population does not know about Hydrazine and its dangers.

Hell, even most civilian fire crew have no idea.


While you’re not wrong most folks are unaware of hydrazine (though the smell ought to make them think twice), most all modern aircraft have some level of composite material somewhere, which is extremely dangerous to inhale when burning. Thus it SHOULD be common knowledge in most places by now to stay away/upwind from any downed aircraft that’s burning unless you know what you’re doing and have the correct PPE. Tell your friends!

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