U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet skidded off the runway during emergency landing at Andrews Air Force Base. The mishap took place on May 2 at around 1:30 PM local time.
The fighter skidded off the runway and lost its radome after making an emergency landing. The pilot did not suffer any injuries, thankfully.
There were no major impacts on the base’s operations as a result.
Pictures have emerged on Instagram of an accident over the weekend at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland involving an F-15C Eagle from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing.
Instagram user dope767driver posted the set of four images online on May 3, 2020.
The pictures show that, in addition to the nose radome getting sheared away, the F-15C’s landing gear collapsed and the drop tank under the aircraft’s right wing got crushed. The jet’s radar antenna, likely an active electronically-scanned array for the AN/APG-63(V)3, is also missing.