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US Air Force lost fifth combat aircraft since early May

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US Air Force lost fifth combat aircraft since early May

The U.S. Air Force lost another fighter. According to the press service of the 49th Air Force Squadron, on Monday the F-16 Viper fighter crashed during a landing, the pilot managed to eject.


According to the report, the crash of the US Air Force F-16 Viper fighter occurred at the Hollomen air base in New Mexico when the plane lands. The fighter pilot successfully ejected, receiving minor damage. At the moment, nothing threatens his life and health.

The US Air Force F-16 Viper fighter, assigned to the 49th squadron, crashed today when it landed at the Hollomen air base at about 18.00 p.m. local time (03.00 a.m. Moscow time). The only pilot on board successfully ejected, currently assisting him due to minor injuries

- said in a statement.

At the crash site of the fighter emergency services operate, the causes of the crash are not called.

As noted by the American media, this is the fifth crash of a military aircraft in the United States since the beginning of May of this year.

The last incident with an American fighter occurred on July 1, when the F-16CM crashed while performing a training flight at the US Air Force Show base in South Corolin. The fighter pilot died.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 14 July 2020 08: 44 New
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    US Air Force lost fifth combat aircraft since early May

  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 14 July 2020 08: 45 New
    +4
    The flight intensity increased, flight accidents naturally increased. What are they preparing for? Let's try to guess? wassat
    1. Senka naughty
      Senka naughty 14 July 2020 09: 41 New
      +3
      And not only with them. I live 7 years, in one of the English shires, where civilian helicopters flew once a month, it is not clear what matters. And over the past 3-4 months, by the way, at the same time as the outbreak of the “pandemic,” heavy military transporters, accompanied by fighters, systematically fly. On TV they "laugh" they say, like the Germans won a long time ago, what kind of boiling ..
  3. Charik
    Charik 14 July 2020 08: 54 New
    -8
    but not a word about the fire on the ship
    1. major071
      major071 14 July 2020 09: 01 New
      +9
      Read the materials carefully. And yesterday they wrote and today. hi
    2. svp67
      svp67 14 July 2020 09: 03 New
      +6
      Quote: Charik
      but not a word about the fire on the ship

      What are you ....? It’s already an hour, no, for the second day in various posts this has been discussed, but you haven’t noticed ...
  4. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery 14 July 2020 09: 31 New
    +2
    It's time to switch to Russian standards.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 July 2020 09: 46 New
    +3
    Well, let’s take the frequency of flight accidents to the account of a leap year. And I will support those who wrote above that they do not feel more regret. Let the Americans be content that the pilot survived.
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 July 2020 10: 08 New
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    US Air Force lost fifth combat aircraft since early May
    The right way, go comrades, keep it up.
  7. askort154
    askort154 14 July 2020 10: 15 New
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    As noted by the American media, this is the fifth crash of a military aircraft in the United States since the beginning of May of this year.

    The level of flight safety of US military aviation is reduced due to problems in the training of engineering personnel serving the aircraft fleet, and a decrease in the average annual flight of pilots due to high costs. Until 2014, one hour of flight cost 20 dll. Therefore, in 000, it was decided to reduce
    immediately twice the annual flight of pilots - up to 120 hours.
    For comparison with Russia. Where the average flying time of combat aviation pilots increased from 70-80 hours in 2008 to 175 hours in 2016. And after intensive flights due to events in Syria, now the flight has balanced to 120 hours per year.
    (News-Front 12.01.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX)
  8. iouris
    iouris 14 July 2020 10: 17 New
    +1
    What happened?
    1. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 14 July 2020 10: 40 New
      +2
      Quote: askort154
      after intensive flights due to events in Syria, now the raid is balanced to 120 hours per year.

      He specifically asked like knowledgeable people - we have a raid counted from the moment of separation, the account closes at the moment of contact. The United States and NATO think differently - the countdown starts with the engine starting, and ends when the engine is turned off.
      1. askort154
        askort154 14 July 2020 11: 56 New
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        Cyril G.. I specifically asked like knowledgeable people - we have a raid counted from the moment of separation, the account closes at the moment of contact. The United States and NATO think differently - the countdown starts with the engine starting, and ends when the engine is turned off.

        The flight time of each flight of the crew is counted from the moment the take-off start takes off (the stopwatch is turned on), and ends after landing (the stopwatch is turned off). In parallel, all this is recorded on a special
        equipment - means of objective control installed on each aircraft, recording multi-channel flight parameters.
        But the operating time of all units on the plane is recorded from the moment of starting to the stop of the engines, then everything is entered into special forms - controlling the resource of not only the airframe and engine, but also of all units on the plane, because everyone has their own operational life after which , “unit” must be replaced, although it is in working condition. Or the resource is extended by a special commission.
        Hello to my "knowledgeable people"! hi
        1. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 14 July 2020 14: 05 New
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          Now who are you writing about?
          Why write about the operating time of the units just do not understand.
        2. Cyril G ...
          Cyril G ... 14 July 2020 19: 14 New
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          Maybe sclerosis then let me down ... fellow but the sediment remained ..........
  9. Charik
    Charik 14 July 2020 11: 16 New
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    about the fire on the VO only opus came out today
  10. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 14 July 2020 12: 35 New
    +1
    The U.S. Air Force lost another fighter.

    Again, Putin hacked amers through Twitter trump. It's time to declare the following sanctions.
  11. ermak124.0
    ermak124.0 14 July 2020 12: 35 New
    +5
    The reason is not a mockery, and the first-rank ship was blown away ... But the question is brewing. Libers and prowlers, where are your screeching now ??? Or you can’t shed tears of sarcasm on the owners. Oh well. And imagine what we have, pah three times, would happen? AND? That would be a howl, that would drool joy flew ...
    1. Servisinzhener
      Servisinzhener 14 July 2020 17: 40 New
      +3
      Silence was his answer. Do not hear us today so beloved statements. For example. Planes from the 70s of the development streaming from the sky. And there were not only 70 years of construction, but also development. During the reign of Trump, six T-38 aircraft crashed. The personal guilt of Trump and his gang in the disaster that happened. Even that every “thinking” American has a choice. Either bring down Trump, or bring down from the country. You can continue for a long time.
      Oh yes. We don’t understand. This is completely different ... Yeah ... laughing
  12. Kibl
    Kibl 14 July 2020 13: 01 New
    +1
    Born to crawl, cannot fly. Good news from American heaven! Keep it up!
  13. Captain45
    Captain45 14 July 2020 14: 12 New
    +2
    It is they (v / c US Armed Forces) who are so protesting against racism. Civilian monuments are being knocked down, while military vehicles and the ship were burned at the same time. laughing