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Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by eagle driver » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:26 am

Scramble reporting the crash of Belgian F-16BM today in western France
Pilots reported to be OK
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Re: Belgium F-16B crashed

Post by CLPSLFBT » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:30 am

Hi, Sky news tweet saying French Authorities indicating that one of the pilots is caught on a High Voltage power line.

https://news.sky.com/story/pilot-caught ... e-11813821

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Re: Belgium F-16B crashed

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Re: Belgium F-16B crashed

Post by red leader » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:18 am

Looks like both crew have had a very close shave and fortunate to be alive!

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Re: Belgium F-16B crashed

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:03 pm

Pilot retrieved from power line, both reported to be safe and well - BBC news.
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Re: Belgium F-16B crashed

Post by AyrForce1 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:06 pm

James Cutting wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Pilot retrieved from power line, both reported to be safe and well - BBC news.
Good news. I can post my joke now...
Not quite as embarrassing as accidentally shooting/destroying one of your own F16s on the apron.

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Re: Belgium F-16B crashed

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:54 pm

:lol: this is true.

Pretty shocking none the least...
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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by plmc135 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:41 pm

Hardly a joking matter, and I have corrected the title. Belgium is the country and Belgian is the adjective. It happens to be my home country

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Re: Belgium F-16BM crashed

Post by Mike » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Only the original poster or a member of staff can amend the title of the topic, certainly not a laughing matter as it could have been a lot more serious.
I agree with you, it should certainly say 'Belgian', maybe the OP could amend the title please? :)

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Re: Belgium F-16BM crashed

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:00 pm

I know that, Mike, but as there was official confirmation they are fine, a light-hearted comment would be okay :roll: Apologies, is all I can say, if people took offence.
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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by eagle driver » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:18 pm

Reported as being FB18

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by Mike » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:31 pm

James Cutting wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:00 pm
I know that, Mike, but as there was official confirmation they are fine, a light-hearted comment would be okay :roll: Apologies, is all I can say, if people took offence.
Don't worry about it, at least the crew are "fine" but both are probably a few millimetres shorter, extremely sore and will be for a few days to come. :)

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by James Cutting » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:38 pm

Yeah that is true! :)
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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:42 pm

Just extremely fortunate that contact was on one conductor. Any other contact and it would have been a far different outcome.

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by Gus0898uk » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:54 pm

Hopefully they are well enough to have a go on Euromillions, with that kind of good fortune one of them should win it. A happy end, that is the main thing.

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by Doughnut » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:43 pm

How strange. The pilot hanging from the power lines it appears to be his life raft caught in the wire and no sign of his parachute ??

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by Martin Jennings » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:52 am

I would imagine he cut the parachute loose in case it dragged him into contact with anything conductive!
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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by slogen51 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:46 pm

From reports the lady in the damaged house was also extremely lucky

Perhaps the lottery win can help repair her roof.

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by Gary » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:53 am

The official BAF Twitter account, said both air crew were released from hospital yesterday.

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Re: Belgian F-16BM crashed

Post by H.A.Bucken » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:13 pm

Having seen a picture in one of the dailies it's fortunate the guy didn't come down into U.K. grid-line; he would have bridged a circuit and his nine lives would be no more. Good rapid thinking if he did indeed cut his 'chute away!
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