Cannon reports F-16 malfunction

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CNJ file photo Cannon’s last fighter squadron was inactivated in December as part of the base’s transition to a special operations wing. CNJ staff CNJ Staff An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Cannon Air Force Base was forced to jettison its external tanks immediately after takeoff when it experienced a serious system malfunction today at approximately […]

Cannon F-16 emergency forces dropped fuel tanks on private property

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.–An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Cannon Air Force Base was forced to jettison its external tanks immediately after takeoff when it experienced a serious system malfunction today at approximately 10:35 a.m. The quick-thinking pilot was able to save the 35-million dollar aircraft by jettisoning the external tanks, maintaining control of the […]