Thunderbirds Lockheed Martin F-16 Ejection


Captain Christopher Stricklin ejects from the USAF Thunderbirds number six aircraft less than a second before it impacted the ground at an air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, September 2003, Stricklin, who was not injured, ejected after both guiding the jet away from the crowd of more than 60,000 people and ensuring he couldn’t save the aircraft. This was only the second crash since the Air Force began using F-16 Falcons for its demonstration team in 1982. The ACES II ejection seat  performed flawlessly.

Courtesy Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III, USAF


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One Response to Thunderbirds Lockheed Martin F-16 Ejection

  1. rapier 4 October, 2008 at 6:45 am #

    A very dramatic, but very well-known, pic …..
    but ….. look at the tractor driver ….. astonishment ….. !

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