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Disaster averted as Israeli F-16's brakes fail during landing

The incident occurred while the F-16I was landing following a training flight. After the aircraft had touched down on the runway, its landing brakes failed to activate ... and the plane suffered only ... read more

Air Force Releases Causes Of Recent B-52 And U-2 Crashes

The chute ruptured on deployment and the aircraft's brakes failed after exceeding ... of mishaps and damage across the USAF's fleet, it is not clear if the engines ever sucked in any birds at all as n... read more

Canopy fogging caused F-16 runway overrun at Oshkosh

The pilot was landing after taking part in an airshow at Wittman Airport, Oshkosh, Wis., when the ventilation system failed and condensation formed during ... of damage. Being distracted by the foggin... read more

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Connecticut Plane Crashes Since 2008

May 18, 2013, Plymouth: A Rans S-12xl plane crashed into heavy brush after suffering engine failure close to Waterbury Airport ... off the runway at Sikorsky Memorial Airport during a test of the airc... read more

An A-10 Survived a Midair Catastrophe Over Iraq

Islamic State terrorists—which the A-10s attack almost daily—were not responsible for the damage. “The design of ... a single-engine Jordanian air force F-16 also crashed after suffering a mechanical ... read more

Confessions Of A USAF KC-135 'Flying Gas Station' Boom Operator

The F-16 on the boom immediately disconnected, hit the brakes and rapidly dropped ... Other things happened that were pretty wild during this time period. One crew had an F/A-18 that took a shitload o... read more

Cockpit Cognitive Biases Can Cause Real Trouble

But, intuitively, pilots may fail to look actively for anomalies, including under-inflated tires, worn brakes, missing or damaged ... a maintenance snag during a flight and later remembering to record ... read more

What not to do in a disaster

However, after ... in light aircraft. Because people are used to looking for their seatbelts around their hips, in an emergency that’s the only place they look. Previous designs used to involve a buck... read more

A Guide To The Pentagon's Shadowy Network Of Bases In Africa

After ... force of F-16 fighter bombers and KC-135 tankers to Djibouti in response to the possibility of renewed violence in South Sudan. In December 2013, three Air Force Special Operations Command C... read more

How Dumb Cluster Bombs Are Becoming Heinously Smart

If this fails, a backup timer disables the Skeet after landing on the ground ... we can't get as close to the bad guy's SAMs as we may like to. It future-proofs the F-16 as a Wild Weasel platform for ... read more

Crunch Time In The Cockpit Tests CRM

One of the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce Trent engines had just suffered catastrophic failure ... surprises during landing, as there would be no chance to go around after the airplane was configured with gea... read more

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