F-16 crash at Holloman AFB (13 July 2020)

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Unread post14 Jul 2020, 10:26

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F-16 crashes at Holloman; pilot successfully ejects :doh:

2020/07/13

An F-16C Viper from the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico crashed while landing Monday evening, the base said in a release.
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Unread post14 Jul 2020, 18:01

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The previous F-16 crash at Holloman AFB was on 29 October 2019.

https://www.airforcemag.com/Spangdahlem ... ter-Crash/

Coincidentally, another F-16 crashed near Spangdahlem AB on 8 October 2019.

Two F-16 crashes within weeks, but IMO probably unrelated as they were in different continents.
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Family Of Man Accidentally Shot Through Head By F-16 Awarded $25 Million

2020/10/16

Court records state: "The Defendant United States of America through the U.S. Air Force was responsible for the acts and omissions of their employees, agents, apparent agents and contractors, including Defendant John Does I and II, the JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controllers) personnel and those US Air Force members responsible for training, supervising, directing and ensuring safety in the live fire night-time run."
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The Air Force Updated F-16 Live-Fire Training Rules Following 2017 Strafing Death

2020/11/04

News of the change was first reported by Air Force Magazine, which further detailed that freshman pilots must conduct their first nighttime training sortie alongside an instructor in a two-seater F-16D model - not solo in their own fighter.
If a D-model is not available, no live weapons are allowed onboard, the magazine reported.

Further improvements have been made since 2017, Lockhart said, to include how students employ the targeting pod - a tracking device used for target detection and identification - in conjunction with the use of night-vision goggles.

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