Landing gear failed on Danish F-16

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Unread post18 Jan 2005, 22:38

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Unread post18 Jan 2005, 22:38

Looks like maybe he put his gear up before the "touch" and go. I know of another unit that had the same type of incident occur. Interesting to see both external wing tank forward body sections missing. Main gear doors look undamaged, nose gear door is gone, speedbrakes blended as well as both ventrals. Sitting right on the centerline pylon. Considering the circumstance.............pretty impressive belly landing! I like the fact that the incident is public information. Stateside all you get (normally) is a verbal statement that it happened.

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Unread post18 Jan 2005, 22:39

According to the statemen from the AB officials it was a pilot error that lead to this insident.

The reason why we hear about this might be because, SAS amongst others are using the same RWS as the F-16 at EKYT, and they had to cancel some of their flights because of this..
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Unread post18 Jan 2005, 22:39

In one of the photos on the link there appears to be a portion of the tank sitting behind the tail. If that is the case, the Jet must not have been going too fast during the incident.... at least thats my guess.
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Unread post18 Jan 2005, 22:39

ET-204 from ESK 726 flying with callsign "PHANTOM 20" at time of incident.

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Unread post14 Apr 2005, 14:14

Its a shame to see that happen to her. I was at Edwards when we had her there for testing. I got to do the one of the last eng runs on her before she was sent back to Denmark.We got to put the new ADG in her right before she left.

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