• Greek F-16 fighter jet caught fire while landing in Crete

  • The F-16 Greek air force caught fire while landing in Crete. About it reports on Wednesday, November 2, the local edition of "Haniotika nope".

    The incident occurred around 15:30 local time (16:30 GMT) at the airport of Akrotiri in Chania. The cause of fire F-16 modification Βlock 52 began to leak fuel from the tank in the left wing.

    The fire was liquidated four fire trucks. The pilot was hospitalized with minor burns, his life out of danger.

    As stated by the command of the 155th squadron, which owns the crashed fighter, the machine was not completely destroyed, but received severe damage to the wing. In fact the incident initiated the investigation.

    23 September on a U.S. air force base mountain home, Idaho lit up the F-35A, assigned to the basis of Luke in Arizona. The fire was quickly put out. The pilot and nearby on the ground seven people were taken to the infirmary of the base. Soldiers were examined by the doctors, then released.

    http://lenta.ru

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