Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Weapon Jam Forces Ohio Air National Guard F-16 To Make An Emergency Landing

Gassed up with a biofuel, a U.S. Air Force F-16 Falcon from the 180th Fighter Wing ANG goes through prefight checks before taxing down the runway for take off on February 12, 2012 in Toledo, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force Photo by: MSgt Jeremy Lock)

Task & Purpose/Toledo Blade: Ohio Air National Guard F-16 makes emergency landing following weapon jam during training exercise

An F-16 fighter jet with the 180th Fighter Wing performed an emergency landing Tuesday morning at Toledo Express Airport after an onboard weapon jammed during training.

Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, spokesman for the Ohio Air National Guard base at the airport, said F-16s were conducting routine training in Michigan when one experienced what's known as a "hung gun." He said a 20-millimeter cannon jammed, and standard procedure requires an emergency landing.

"They returned to base to have that checked out," Sergeant Hughes said.

Kayla Lewandowski, a Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority spokesman, said the landing occurred at 11 a.m.

"The aircraft landed safely and without incident, and taxied to the Air National Guard base under its own power," she said.

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WNU Editor: Best to be safe than sorry.


RussInSoCal said...

The 20mm cannon jammed. A gun jams if it's fired often and not well maintained, or if its only fired at long intervals of inactivity. I hope its the former. That's fixable.



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