F-16 Crash South Dakota ANG

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Unread post12 May 2022, 15:51

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now): Authorities say no one was hurt after an F-16 experienced problems landing at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls.

A press release from the South Dakota Air National Guard states a fighter jet assigned to the 114th Fighter Win went off the end of a runway around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday upon returning from a routine training mission.

Officials say no one was injured in the incident. Emergency crews are still at the scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

https://www.dakotanewsnow.com/2022/05/1 ... -airfield/


88-0480 South Dak ANG crash 11 May 2022.jpg
F-16C Block 40C 88-0480 (With Birdie Slicers) - South Dak ANG


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Unread post12 May 2022, 21:03

Will be interesting to see if this one is repaired, given the number of flight hours? I would guess it goes to AMARG or becomes spare parts - likely both :wink:
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Unread post13 May 2022, 00:06

I’m impressed. F-16 usually break just aft of the cockpit. This one appears to have survived that impact with just a broken off radome
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Unread post13 May 2022, 02:16

Even busted on the ground that thing still looks good :D
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Unread post13 May 2022, 10:45

(Raising my paw.)

Newbie question: what are "Birdie Slicers"?
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Unread post13 May 2022, 13:50

Gamera wrote:Newbie question: what are "Birdie Slicers"?


The AIFF antenna on the nose in front of the canopy are often called "Bird Slicers".

Some US Block 40 & 42 operated by the National Guard have had these added in recent years however they have not been added to regular / active USAF Block 40s that I know of.
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Unread post13 May 2022, 15:11

OK.
Thought that was the unofficial nickname of its squadron. 8)
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Unread post13 May 2022, 17:49

f119doctor wrote:I’m impressed. F-16 usually break just aft of the cockpit. This one appears to have survived that impact with just a broken off radome


Radome is not broken off, still attached to structure. The forward electronics bay is broken just forward of the canopy.

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