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87-0296 (cn 5C-557) General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon Photo by David F. Brown


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Air Force: More: USA - Air Force
Aircraft: More: General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon Photos
Registration: 87-0296 / AL (cn 5C-557)
Location: More: Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (OSH / KOSH) - USA
Photo Date: July 28, 2011
Photographer: More: David F. Brown
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Photographer Remarks: Viper ran off the runway after landing short. Aerodynamic braking failed. The pilot exited the F-16 with no apparent injuries.
Photo added to database on: July 29, 2011
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Comments:

1.   Posted by YIFLY   2011-07-30 15:22  

Cause of crash has still not been determined. Possibility of brake failure. The pilot was not hot dogging as has been reported in the press. He made a couple of conservative passes prior to landing.

2.   Posted by ssims   2012-03-07 08:24  

The USAF released the accident report stating, "the aircraft's environmental control system caused extreme fogging that completely obscured the pilot's visual cues and severely affected correct execution of normal landing procedures. The pilot applied the defog procedure without success. Without the necessary visual clues, the pilot did not apply adequate aerobraking which increased his landing distance." 5.4 million in damage to the aircraft.





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