A Royal Netherlands F-16 Fighting Falcon scored a direct hit on itself in January, according to Dutch state broadcaster NOS.
During a training exercise involving two F-16's over the island of Vlieland on Jan. 21, one pilot opened fire with the Vulcan cannon and found "at least one fired cartridge caused damage" to the plane's exterior and engine, NOS wrote.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF)'s fighter jet F-16 flies during an air show to celebrate the country's Independence Day in Karachi, Pakistan August 14, 2017. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistan's F-16 combat jets have all been accounted for, Foreign Policy magazine said, citing U.S. officials, contradicting an Indian air force assessment that it had shot down one of the jets in February.
All of those cases boil down to the traditional oath being administered by an officer who is standing right in front of the person re-upping for some additional time. But in a video made by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, that tradition was upended by the oath being recited over the radio in flight.
A maintenance worker accidentally fired a 20mm Vulcan cannon from an F-16 jet he was working on at Belgium's Florennes Air Force Base earlier this week, destroying another F-16 while damaging another aircraft nearby, according to multiple media reports.