Air Force Thunderbird flips at Vectren Dayton Airshow


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com



Mike Ullery | AIM Media Michael Emhoff, Chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show, left, and Terry Slaybaugh, Director of Aviation for the City of Dayton, address the media at Dayton International Airport on Friday afternoon following an incident in which an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds flipped over with two persons on board.


Ricardo von Puttkammer | Aviation Photojournal (contributed photo) A United States Air Force Thunderbird lies on its top moments after an incident at the Dayton International Airport which caused the aircraft to flip.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Lt. Col. Jason Heard, Commanding Officer of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds addresses the media about the Friday afternoon mishap involving a Thunderbirds F-16 aircraft.


DAYTON – A U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 has flipped over shortly after landing Friday at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

According to a witness, the plane appeared to flip from a gust of wind while taxiing back to the staging area.

There is no word on the condition of the pilot.

We will have more info as available.

Mike Ullery | AIM Media Michael Emhoff, Chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show, left, and Terry Slaybaugh, Director of Aviation for the City of Dayton, address the media at Dayton International Airport on Friday afternoon following an incident in which an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds flipped over with two persons on board.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/06/web1_062317mju_DAS_Tbirds_PressConf1a2017623162011943-3.jpgMike Ullery | AIM Media Michael Emhoff, Chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show, left, and Terry Slaybaugh, Director of Aviation for the City of Dayton, address the media at Dayton International Airport on Friday afternoon following an incident in which an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft belonging to the United States Air Force Thunderbirds flipped over with two persons on board.

Ricardo von Puttkammer | Aviation Photojournal (contributed photo) A United States Air Force Thunderbird lies on its top moments after an incident at the Dayton International Airport which caused the aircraft to flip.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/06/web1_F25A0013_cmyk201762316575503.jpgRicardo von Puttkammer | Aviation Photojournal (contributed photo) A United States Air Force Thunderbird lies on its top moments after an incident at the Dayton International Airport which caused the aircraft to flip.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Lt. Col. Jason Heard, Commanding Officer of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds addresses the media about the Friday afternoon mishap involving a Thunderbirds F-16 aircraft.
http://www.vandaliadrummernews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/06/web1_062317mju_DAS_Tbirds_PressConf22017623173632712.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Lt. Col. Jason Heard, Commanding Officer of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds addresses the media about the Friday afternoon mishap involving a Thunderbirds F-16 aircraft.

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@AIMMediaMidwest.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at (937) 684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.