Ultimate Negligent Discharge

Ultimate Negligent Discharge

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    Ultimate Negligent Discharge

    Mechanic ‘Accidentally’ Fires Vulcan Cannon & Obliterates F-16 Sitting on the Runway

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/news/f-16.html

    If anyone ever needed a reminder of the lethal dangers of working with live munitions, then a recent incident at Florennes Air Base in Belgium is the ultimate wake-up call.

    The F-16, hit by the cannon fire, caught fire and exploded having recently been refuelled and made ready for a training sortie due to take place later that day. Another aircraft received minor damage.

    It is thought a maintenance worker accidentally activated the six-barrel 20mm Vulcan M61A-1 cannon hitting another plane parked on the runway.


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    That's going to take a lot of Bondo. Someone screwed up badly. The guns are safety pinned on the EOR when they land, unpinned at the EOR before takeoff. Someone removed the safety pin and Brrrrrrr!
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    Someone got some 'splainin' to do...
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    someone is on latrine duty till the end of time...
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    That would take several redundant failures of safety features or knowingly bypassing those safeties. Weight on wheels switch, master arm, gun selected, tigger pulled.

    I would love to read the accident investigation report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolecox View Post
    That would take several redundant failures of safety features or knowingly bypassing those safeties. Weight on wheels switch, master arm, gun selected, tigger pulled.

    I would love to read the accident investigation report.
    Yes, I would like to read that report myself, but I don't think I would want to hear it read at my court martial proceeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viney266 View Post
    someone is on latrine duty till the end of time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    "I didn't think it was loaded!"
    Famous last words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woolecox View Post
    That would take several redundant failures of safety features or knowingly bypassing those safeties. Weight on wheels switch, master arm, gun selected, tigger pulled.

    I would love to read the accident investigation report.
    Accident Report: He screwed up.
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