Ellington F-16 down...

Military aircraft accidents/mishaps.
  • Author
  • Message
Offline

tbarlow

Senior member

Senior member

  • Posts: 394
  • Joined: 05 Nov 2007, 00:35
  • Location: San Antonio, Tx

Unread post21 Jun 2017, 17:33

Looks like it was F-16C 89-2028 from Tulsa.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/pilot-ej ... /450932479

Pilot ejects from F-16 at Ellington Airport
KHOU.com Staff , KHOU 11:27 AM. CDT June 21, 2017

HOUSTON -- Airport officials say a pilot ejected from an F-16 jet at Ellington Airport on Wednesday morning.
The Air National Guard pilot was apparently taking off when his or her fighter jet caught fire.
HFD was dispatched to the scene, and the pilot was transported to the hospital in unknown condition.
The airport was quickly evacuated. Kids on an apparent field trip were among those who had to be relocated.

Witness Theresa Hodges tells us she was walking in a neighborhood near the airport when she heard the jet flying overhead. She then saw smoke a short time later.

According to the Houston Airport System, Ellington Airport - previously known as Ellington Field - supports various operations of the U.S. military along with NASA and some private aviation tenants.

Check back for updates to this developing story and watch KHOU 11 News at Noon.
Offline

neurotech

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2346
  • Joined: 09 May 2012, 21:34

Unread post21 Jun 2017, 20:57

The photo in the linked article shows F-16 89-2028
http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2876/

Image
Offline
User avatar

count_to_10

Elite 3K

Elite 3K

  • Posts: 3282
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2012, 15:38

Unread post21 Jun 2017, 23:44

Did the EFT cave in?
Einstein got it backward: one cannot prevent a war without preparing for it.

Uncertainty: Learn it, love it, live it.
Offline
User avatar

neptune

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2885
  • Joined: 24 Oct 2008, 00:03
  • Location: Houston

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 01:18

neurotech wrote:The photo in the linked article shows F-16 89-2028
http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-database/F-16/airframe-profile/2876/

Image



Mighty fine job of parking in the grass!
:)
Offline

neurotech

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2346
  • Joined: 09 May 2012, 21:34

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 04:36

neptune wrote:Mighty fine job of parking in the grass!
:)

I wonder if the jet is economically repairable? Probably need a new engine, and obviously a new ejection seat and canopy.
Offline

sprstdlyscottsmn

Elite 4K

Elite 4K

  • Posts: 4440
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2006, 01:24
  • Location: Phoenix, Az, USA

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 13:22

Any word yet on the condition of the pilot?
"Spurts"

-Pilot
-Aerospace Engineer
-Army Medic
-FMS Systems Engineer
Offline
User avatar

durahawk

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 532
  • Joined: 03 Feb 2012, 20:35

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 16:51

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:Any word yet on the condition of the pilot?


On my local news last night they said he was able to walk himself to the ambulance, so I assume he is in pretty good shape...
Offline
User avatar

durahawk

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 532
  • Joined: 03 Feb 2012, 20:35

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 16:55

count_to_10 wrote:Did the EFT cave in?


Looks like it. But landing on the sniper pod is worse...
Offline

sprstdlyscottsmn

Elite 4K

Elite 4K

  • Posts: 4440
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2006, 01:24
  • Location: Phoenix, Az, USA

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 20:38

durahawk wrote:On my local news last night they said he was able to walk himself to the ambulance, so I assume he is in pretty good shape...

Fantastic! Thanks Hawk!
"Spurts"

-Pilot
-Aerospace Engineer
-Army Medic
-FMS Systems Engineer
Offline
User avatar

count_to_10

Elite 3K

Elite 3K

  • Posts: 3282
  • Joined: 10 Mar 2012, 15:38

Unread post22 Jun 2017, 22:22

durahawk wrote:
count_to_10 wrote:Did the EFT cave in?


Looks like it. But landing on the sniper pod is worse...

Oh, that's what that other thing was. I thought it was the gear door.
Ouch.
If that was an AMRAAM on the left wingtip, that's going to be pricy too.
Einstein got it backward: one cannot prevent a war without preparing for it.

Uncertainty: Learn it, love it, live it.

Return to Mishaps

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest