180FW Hosts BASH Team Visit

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, has a close encounter with a large hawk during take-off April 13, 2017. Wildlife-related incidents were documented as the leading cause of F-16 fighter jet mishaps in the first quarter of 2017. In an effort to mitigate impact to the mission and maximize the safety of pilots, aircraft and the abundant local-area wildlife, the 180FW, Ohio Air National Guard, hosted a Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard team visit to assess potential bird and other wildlife hazards located on and around the airfield at Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio. Ohio. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.

PHOTO BY: Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker
VIRIN: 170413-Z-ZJ624-0154.JPG
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