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F-16 Crash Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2011

F-16 Crash Oshkosh EAA AirVenture 2011 (Surprising Cause of Runway Overrun )

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According to Air Force, the reason why F16 Overrun the runway at EAA Oshkosh AirVenture was a fogged-over canopy .

The Air Force accident investigation board report says that the jet’s environmental control system caused extreme fogging that completely obscured the pilot’s vision.

Contributing factors were a fast touchdown speed and inadequate aerobraking by the pilot, which increased the landing distance.

According to Air Combat Command, the pilot “applied the defog procedure” without success during landing and was therefore deprived of “necessary visual clues.”

The F-16 departed the paved surface of the runway and came to rest roughly 300 feet beyond the runway’s end.

The pilot was not injured in the incident. Damage to the aircraft has been estimated at $5.4 million.

Source : Airforce Weekly

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