Smoking Tires! F-16D Fighting Falcon (hard) touchdown at Konya

Turkish Air Force F-16D hard touchdown during Anatolian Eagle 2014-2

Top image shows a Turkish Air Force F-16D Block 40 of the 162 Filo landing on runway 01L at Konya the end of “Eagle 2” wave of Anatolian Eagle 2014-2 exercise on Jun. 18.

The aircraft performed a hard landing, bounced a little and eventually landed back on the tarmac.

Here below, the same aircraft, nose up, shortly after the second touchdown on the runway.

Smoking tires F-16D

Below, a Eurofighter Typhoon of the Royal Air Force depicted at the touchdown (as smoking tire shows).

Typhoon landing

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