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F-16 Completely Destroyed by Another F-16 After Mechanic Accidentally Fires Cannon On The Ground
 

Ura-Ki

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Not a U.S. aircraft or in this country! Couldn't have happend here, no American aircraft are ever armed unless on alert, and there are very specific safety procedures that have to take place before one of those aircraft is moved, including removing all 680 rounds of ammo from the aircraft and the crew chief has signed off on it, and his assistant confirms both the gun safety flag is installed and the ammo has been removed!

Fake news story, that F-16 was not shot by any thing, it was burned or had a near explosion. If it had been hit by a 20 mm, there wouldn't be much left to identify it as a F-16!
 
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Not a U.S. aircraft or in this country! Couldn't have happend here, no American aircraft are ever armed unless on alert, and there are very specific safety procedures that have to take place before one of those aircraft is moved, including removing all 680 rounds of ammo from the aircraft and the crew chief has signed off on it, and his assistant confirms both the gun safety flag is installed and the ammo has been removed!

Fake news story, that F-16 was not shot by any thing, it was burned or had a near explosion. If it had been hit by a 20 mm, there wouldn't be much left to identify it as a F-16!


You’re correct, it was the Belgium AF.... Belgian military are actually in a soldiers’ union, good luck docking his pay with a statement if charges for THAT!! LMAO. :s0112:

BTW- Aren’t there several safety switches that have to be flipped (in sequence) in order to actually arm the thing to fire? o_O
 

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Correct, You would have to have the aircraft mounted on special test equipment and it would take several personal to run the test firing! The Aircraft must be "fooled" into thinking its in flight, otherwise the computer would override the fireing command!

Gut tells me this was a taxi accident!
 
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Maybe they disabled the safeties, cuz the only safety they need is the professional pilots trigger finger :D other buttons, switches, and safety levers get in the way.
 
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