F16 Fighter Jet Crashes at Lake Havasu Airport
Yesterday, on April 24, news broke that a military aircraft pilot had to experience ...
Yesterday, on April 24, news broke that a military aircraft pilot had to experience the one thing that nobody in the air ever wants to go through. We’ve only learned of a few details, however, what we have gathered is that the aircraft would end up going down at the Lake Havasu Airport as the F-16 fighter jet could remain airborne no longer.
In a situation like this, every last second is of the essence as you need to figure out what you’re doing in the high-stress situation because reacting too late could mean that you don’t walk away at all.
Luckily, the pilot was able to eject just moment before the plane went down and was able to escape the situation with nothing more than some minor injuries. We have yet to see very many confirmed details about what exactly happened to this one as the whole truth currently remains quite a mystery for the time being. The most important part here is that no human life was put in danger as the appropriate measures were taken in order to remedy the situation on the spot as the training really came into play to make sure that the damage was minimized.
At the end of the day, the training exercise would end up being anything but routine, as it was scheduled to be, and the $25 million aircraft went down in flames. That’s certainly not how this pilot wanted to or had originally anticipated he would end his day, that’s for sure.
There is no official reporting on what exactly it was that caused the accident but it has been said that radio transmissions discussed an “engine flameout” prior to the accident that would indicate a severe mechanical failure. We would be left to connect the dots and say that there probably wasn’t much that he could’ve done in this situation to save the aircraft.