Surprising Cause of Oshkosh F-16 Runway Overrun – Flying Magazine

Resting where it stopped, this incident was witnessed by OPShots Contributor Craig Maternowski. Photo: Craig Maternowski

Remember that runway overrun by an F-16C at Oshkosh last summer see it on video here? Plenty of armchair pilots speculated about why it might have happened, with possible causes centering on a what many presumed was a brake problem or perhaps too high an airspeed on final. It turns out that not a single one of us was right. An Air Force investigation made public this week revealed that a severely fogged-over canopy, caused by the failure of the F-16’s environmental control system, was to blame for the July 2011 mishap.

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Chuck Slusarczyk Jr.

I started OPShots in June 2006 as a place to share and display aviation photos without the often restrictive policies of other aviation websites. I want to share my love of aviation with fellow aviation geeks and provide a spotlight on Cleveland Hopkins International airport in the process.

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