Class b mishap during a hot oil servicing run. The jet travelled +/- 400 ft and came to a stop on the right wingtip and landing gear. It is F-16C block 40 #90-0718. [USAF photo]
See also:Engine run mishap at Eielson AFB
I was also part of this ground crew for the post phase run, and can say without a doubt that ssgt lopez did nothing wrong! In fact he practiced some very quick decision making in that he engages nosewheel steering and avoided running into the A10 hangars that neighbor nose dock 7 at eielson. People need to get there facts straight before acting like they know anything. If you don't believe that I was there, check the records, SrA Scott Fronek.
Posted by Guest on Fri 10 May 2013 01:52:56 AM CEST
I have done many engine runs myself both in Has hush houses and open ramps and luckly i have never jumped chocks. but what i want to know is how the ACFT managed to dig in like that the only thing i can think of his the CC slammed down on the rigth brake. if anyione else has any other ideas id love to hear them.
Posted by Guest on Sat 07 Feb 2009 11:22:35 AM CET
Northest F-16 sqn?
Fairbanks is located at approx
64.837780° N 147.71639° W
while Bodø MAS is located at approx
Posted by Guest on Sun 30 Apr 2006 11:32:26 PM CEST
As a retired F-16 mechanic for 20 yrs I can attest to the fact that it is very easy for the jet to slide on the ice,snow or hyd fluid during "normal" 10 minutes engine runs for the hot oil servicing run. I did lots of them while assigned to Eielson in the hangars, open flight line and hush house too. I am sure the individual running this aircraft did nothing wrong while running this aircraft. I comment him/her for their excellent emergency procedures and save a muli-million dollar aircraft from more damage than was done. Keep up the great work because unless you have been there you don't know how rough it can be working in that enviroment day in and day out.
Posted by Guest on Wed 07 Dec 2005 07:27:53 PM CET
That's a brilliant idea Jett, but those of us who worked on the flight line at EAFB (farthest north f-ing fighter squadron) know that you use rope chocks, because they don't slip on ice there. And they are REALLY fun to cut. Great idea with the hook though, but in the "real" flight line world tiedowns do not exist at every ramp spot. Except out at loop Salcha in the 18th's case.....
Posted by Guest on Fri 04 Nov 2005 09:48:07 PM CET
Ok, the Mech did follow the T. O, But common since would also tell you that don't do 80% run ups on the snow or Ice. I bet it didn't jump the chock but pushed it out of the way and only one. I think that we should all go ahead and chain or hook if on snow or ice.
Posted by Guest on Wed 02 Nov 2005 12:36:03 AM CET
The hook only has to be engaged during Mil. or Burner run's. You can run up to 80% in the chocks. Matt if you have access to a T.O feel free to pick it and read! The crew chief did NOTHING wrong!!
Posted by Guest on Sun 22 Aug 2004 08:26:43 PM CEST
Crew chief DID do something wrong. Where is the hook? Doesnt that have to be engaged when doing engine runs above idle????
Posted by Guest on Fri 06 Aug 2004 06:24:01 PM CEST
I was there when it happed. Eielson AFB, AK. We were doing a hot oil servicing run, the jet had just come out of phase. The run was conducted on hard packed snow. The jet was being run at 80% when it jumped chocks and slid sideways, hit the asphalt and nosed over. The CREWCHIEF did nothing wrong. Also the size chock specified in the AFI WAS being used. Questions? Send me an e-mail
Posted by Guest on Sat 15 May 2004 11:44:06 PM CEST