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    Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    An F-16 fighter jet crashed into the ground while it started to descend into the airport in the Southeastern province of Diyarbakir. The female pilot managed to safely use her ejection seat.



    The jet is part of the 8th Air Force Base based in Diyarbakır.

    The Pilot Capt. Şefika Burcu Arpacı is one of four women F-16 pilots in Turkish Air Force. She became the first female pilot who flew with the F-16 across the Atlantic Ocean to a 'Mapple Flag Exercise' in Canada (2010). She is also a fighter pilot's wife and mother of 2.5 year old girl.

    Deputy Gov. Ahmet Günaydın said the plane's engine caught fire during landing. The jet reportedly came into contact with an electricity pylon before the accident.

    The Turkish General Staff declared in a written statement that the pilot on the single-seat aircraft ejected herself from the plane and also that the exact cause of the accident was yet to be known.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed during a press meeting in Ankara before he left for Baku that no other damage was caused.

    http://www.f-16.net/f-16-news-article4886.html
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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    The piliot is safe, thank god!
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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    Yes good that pilot is saved. [MENTION=4322]T-123456[/MENTION] do we know yet the cause
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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    Apparently the jet hit an electricity pylon before landing which would not be very good for the pilots resume; its considered a human error.

    Lets wait for the official report.
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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Amjad Hussain View Post
    Yes good that pilot is saved. [MENTION=4322]T-123456[/MENTION] do we know yet the cause
    Nothing yet,as Neo stated,we will have to wait for the official report.
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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    Well its good that pilot survived lets see what the report says

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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed

    Women drivers eh....

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    Re: Turkish F-16C crashes in South Eastern Turkey - Pilot unharmed


    Thats her.

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