F-15 Fighter jet crashed into police car due to inattention of security guard.
On November 5, 1999, An Eglin AFB security policeman, Airman Raymone Sydnor, of the 96th Security Forces Squadron, patrolling the flight line, drops his personal cell phone and while reaching down to retrieve it, drives his vehicle into an F-15C-28-MC Eagle, 80-0024, of the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33d Fighter Wing, striking it from the rear and causing more than $62,000 in damage to the F-15’s landing gear, according to an Air Force report released Wednesday. The report did not say how fast the car was going.
Although the police car was completely scrapped, the security guard was lucky. Fortunately, the auxiliary tank of the F-15 fighter jet is not suspended. If the auxiliary fuel tank is hung, and the loss of the battle opportunity worth tens of millions of dollars will not be mentioned, the security personnel’s life will definitely not run.
The Chevrolet Lumina’s roof and the door had to be cut off to extract Sydnor, who suffered a concussion.
He received an undisclosed punishment. As a result of the accident, the Air Force said, security personnel has been ordered to get out of their cars every half-hour for a 10-minute break “to combat boredom and oxygenate blood flow.”Aircraft was repaired and returned to service with the 65th Aggressor Squadron.
The landing gear of the F-15 fighter jet was damaged by the impact, and the repair required $62,000, while the policeman driven by the security guard (the price of the car was $130,000) was directly scrapped.