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


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SkyMan

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

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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.

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.

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

No-one was in the line of fire, but two technicians were taken to the medical centre on the base suffering from noise related effects

Base commander Colonel Didier Polome told Belgian news channels flight operations had been suspended while an investigation into the incident was carried out.

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Mr. Mike

Hmmm... what was the MOA of the  gun....just asking:rolleyes:

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