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Old 10-20-2018, 08:24 AM   #1
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A mechanic with the Belgian air force was servicing an aircraft when he accidentally opened fire on another F-16 jet fighter sitting on the tarmac, destroying it, local media reported this week.
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... the accident was caused by the negligent discharge of the six-barrel 20 mm Vulcan M61A-1 cannon on another F-16.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:29 AM   #2
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Oops is right. Wonder how this was reported up the chain of command.
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Yep, big oops.

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Gotta cut the guy some slack. What's a F-16 jet fighter among friends?
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:30 AM   #7
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It appears the 20 mm Vulcan's work pretty welleffectively.
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When I read this the other day I was a bit stunned and then I remembered to never underestimate what people are capable of.

The Belgian Air Force apparently needs to have some remedial lessons in the 4 rules of firearms safety.

For the former military folks on this thread, can you imagine the safety stand down that will happen due to this incident?

Thankfully the only loss was a multimillion dollar aircraft and some hearing. 20mm ain't no joke.
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There would have to be a lot of safeties that were bypassed to allow this to happen.
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Oh ya, the button stuck and the brakes failed!! Had to be a malfunction.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:36 PM   #11
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Maybe it will buff out?
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:47 PM   #12
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One more thing to look out for from the Boca Chica station next month.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:48 PM   #13
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:52 PM   #14
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Still not as bad as the USS Miami!
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Still not as bad as the USS Miami!
I had to look that one up. Yow, with repair crews like that who needs enemies?
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What are you talking about?

This is a job for Bondo. Maybe JB Weld to be safe.
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I wonder if he'll get fired, or will they send him back to school for remedial training?
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I wonder if he'll get fired, or will they send him back to school for remedial training?
Probably get a promotion. Executive potential here
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They may have lost 25% of the Belgium Air Force in this one incident.
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They may have lost 25% of the Belgium Air Force in this one incident.
Not quite. According to this source they have forty-four forty-three F-16s.
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