Pilot Error Downs Spang F-16

The board investigating the non-fatal crash of an F-16 from Spangdahlem AB, Germany, on Sept. 14 found that the pilot experienced a “momentary lapse of attention,” on final turn, reports Stars and Stripes. Calling the crash pilot error, the board noted that a well-known “visual illusion” caused by the airfield’s upgrade on one end contributed to the accident.