- F-16 fighter jet, small plane collide midair
- 2 killed when F-16, Cessna collide in midair over S.C.
- NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe
“Military aircraft usually are involved in at least one mishap a month on average, military aviation which is relatively safe can still be dangerous especially for the fighter community no matter how sophisticated an aircraft can be.”
— Facebook comment from Christopher Bucy, USAF Air Transportation
“The point of my initial statement is that the DoD needs to investigate why military aircraft are having so many mishaps. This as you stated is almost a monthly occurrence. Billions of dollars are spent on these aircraft and millions to train the pilots. F-16s, F-22s and the Chinook helicopter are plagued with problems.
The government recalled millions of cars because of a handful of faulty air bags yet they are doing relatively nothing about aircraft that collide in mid air or simply fall out of the sky. If commercial aircraft had the same rate of crashes as the military, there would be thousands of deaths every year. Do a google search on the number of military aircraft crashes in the past 10 years. Not all of them are making the nightly news or USA Today.”
–Facebook comment from Jerry Suttles responding to Christopher Campbell