“F-16 fighter jet EXPLODES and another is damaged in Belgium after mechanic fires Gatling cannon”

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  1. ElPaso Pilot

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    So much for self sealing fuel tanks. ;)
     
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    Sigh.
     
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    Something tells me that an exploded war plane is not capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. At least, not on its own.
     
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    Gotta love tabloid coverage of aviation. :confused:
     
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    The Daily Mail is famous for the precision of its reporting ;)

    It does seem to be a real event though.
     
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    Well, at least they didn't call it a Cessna.....
     
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    With friend like this, who needs enemies ?*





    * to be spoken in fake russian accent
     
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    Great comment in one of the news articles:

    Does the technician get to affix a little sticker of a fighter jet to the outside of his toolbox now?​
     
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    Auto-cannon maintenance manual:
    Step 1: unload weapon
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    Sure they are, but unfortunately, not as an assembled and functioning aircraft and in a single direction....:p
     
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    There's a mechanic looking for a new job methinks
     
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    After he finishes doing his time.
     
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    I heard stories in the AF about the F4. In one case it was a C model which doesn't have a built in gun but can carry a centerline gun pod. Pull the trigger with the gun unsafe on the ground and you blow off the nose gear. Also heard about a maintenance van and it's occupants getting hosed in a similar situation. Could have been the same event or it could have just been a story.
     
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    I would have thought that the armament specialist would disarm weapons before the every day general mechanic got near the aircraft.