510th FS "Buzzard" down - Pilot OK

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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 19:01

A 510th FS F-16 crashed this evening on mountains near Belluno (north of Aviano) pilot OK.
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 19:32

Thank goodness the pilot's OK...im checking Aviano's site to see if an article has been posted yet...
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 19:44

Glad to hear the pilot got out. Any word on what tail #?
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 19:52

Those mountains could be very nasty.......good thing it's still summer
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 20:03

Thank you for reporting this seadragon! We've posted a small <a href="news_article2517.html">news article on the homepage</a> now.
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 20:46

Found this on Aviano's website: http://www.aviano.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123068593

Still unknown of which aircraft went down though...
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 20:49

The jet <a href="news_article2517.html">has been identified as</a> F-16C block 40 88-0529.


USAF F-16C block 40 #88-0529 from the 510th FS is coming in after a training flight at Aviano AB in Italy. [Photo by Mike Kopack]
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Unread post18 Sep 2007, 21:09

529 mmmm... Worked that jet on/off for 6 years. Glad the Aircrew is safe!!
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Unread post19 Sep 2007, 04:05

I agree - I'm just glad the pilot's safe :thumb: ! Sorry to hear about the loss of the jet and I look forward to hearing what caused the mishap.
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Unread post19 Sep 2007, 05:38

RIP :cry:


USAF F-16C block 40 #88-0529 from the 510th FS is attending a Combat Hammer exercise held at Hill AFB on August 19th, 2006. [Photo by Duane Kaiser]
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Unread post19 Sep 2007, 16:13

Good to hear the pilot's OK, Sorry about the jet, but we'll get him another ride.
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Unread post19 Sep 2007, 18:48

when all else fails, egress prevails! the beer will go to lifesupport though. :evil:
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Unread post19 Sep 2007, 23:33

I'm just happy to hear the pilot escaped safely and without being seriously injured...any updates?
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Unread post19 Jan 2008, 15:06

Can someone confirm which name is right?

The original posted articles have him named as Maj. Timothy Palmer, but the most recent accident release report has him named as Maj. Timothy Parker.
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