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Old 20 October 2018, 04:19 PM
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Icon09 F-16 accidentally blown up by Belgian Air Force mechanic

When it was over, an F-16 lay burnt to a crisp on a tarmac in Belgium.

The pictures tell the story: Mechanics at an Air Force base in Florenne were working on a nearby F-16 last Thursday and accidentally triggered that jet's cannon, which fired at the other plane.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/16-a...ry?id=58562311

(Ignore the "Top Stories" video that is linked in the story. As I've pointed out before, ABCNews puts videos on all news stories whether they have anything to do with the actual story or not. ~Psihala)
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Thank God it wasn't on an aircraft carrier this time.
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These people need training on LOTO (lockout/tag out).

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Old 22 October 2018, 03:19 PM
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Mechanics at an Air Force base in Florenne were working on a nearby F-16 last Thursday and accidentally triggered that jet's cannon, which fired at the other plane.
So basically, they were cleaning it and it "just went off"?

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The pictures tell the story
No, no they don't. The pictures have nothing about mechanics or a negligent discharge of a 20 mm cannon.
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