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viking9

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F-16 in trouble
« on: January 10, 2009, 11:13:31 AM »
Anyone heard c/s Huron 93 declaring "a ditching emergency 2 souls on board".  Trying to make Leuchars with an engine problem?

Any updates?

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Re: F-16 in trouble
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 11:24:02 AM »
I've heard nothing, thats Tarbats neck of the woods not showing as on the forum. Checked callsign shows as a delivery'coronet' flight 2nd Air Delivery Group. I've SAR frquencies on but I'm not getting anything, I could be too far south with my antenna.

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Re: F-16 in trouble
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 11:39:43 AM »
Yesterday a 'Coronet' group left Spangdahlem. Three returned to base and two diverted to Leuchars. Nine made it to the States this morning. It all seems to be going pear-shaped again today.

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Re: F-16 in trouble
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 12:40:56 PM »
I wasn't monitoring earlier, but this from http://fightercontrol.forumotion.com/raf-leuchars-f36/2-f-16-s-ott-now-saturday-t2353.htm at around 11:30am

Have just heard KC-10A 'Cafe 41' & accompanying F-16s on the box -
presumably heading FINDO-MIMKU - and it seems that there is a problem with
one of the F-16s as "Huron 93 Emergency" (and his wingman "Huron 95") have
left the formation, and will hold to burn fuel before diverting into Leuchars.

Further to the above c/s HURON 93 has an engine malfunction and is running in secondary mode with wingman c/s HURON 95 , both burning down fuel as they are still too heavy to land , they just dropped off the tanker prior to the IFE.

95 to land first. approx 10 mins before 93.

EDIT: Now landed.  Photos at http://fightercontrol.forumotion.com/recent-photos-f3/leuchars-saturday-10th-jan-f-16-diverts-t2358.htm
« Last Edit: January 10, 2009, 12:58:01 PM by tarbat »

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Re: F-16 in trouble
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 01:07:46 PM »
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