[Photo] F-16 flips on top of another F-16 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Strong winds are believed to have been the cause of a retired F-16 plane flipping on top of another Fighting Falcon at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Winds gusts of 66 mph most probably caused a retired F-16 to flip onto another F-16 at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

F-16ADF (MM7248 formerly leased to the Italian AF) and F-16C 84-1246 “LF”, both kept in storage by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)  at the local “Boneyard,” were involved in the incident.

Image credit: U.S. Air Force


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