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Ooops! First Dutch F-35A Accidentally Gets Foam Party Instead of Water Salute

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In an embarrassing gaff by the Dutch military, the first operational F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNlAF) got coated in firefighting foam instead of water when the aircraft arrived at Leeuwarden Air Base on Thursday. The incident wound up on Redditt.com, where a string of amusing and off-color remarks immediately followed. (theaviationist.com) Altro...

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pki57146
Pamela Kinnane 13
...You had one job...
augerin
Dave Mathes 1
.....yea?...what was that.......
ADAvViation
Antonello Davi 1
peterlmaas2
Peter Maas 9
Foam??? Water??? It should have been BEER. Heineken
Decibel
Jim Nasby 1
Heineken counts as beer? 😜
FBarrett
Frank Barrett 6
You folks made your own gaffe. A gaff is a fishing tool; a gaffe is a mistake.
chidino1
Dean Skora 1
Even funnier is, if you do a Google search for "gaff", what images come up.
f4fntm
john doe 1
That's what I thought, too. Never seen it spelled w/o the "e".
sho69607
Spencer Hoefer 6
The person that did this must of been the same guy that painted both end zones with the same team for the Superbowl a couple years ago lol.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 2
Or, the "Chefs".
SmokedChops
SmokedChops 1
great googly-moogly..
kerimparrot
Mike Williams 5
Looks like someone had forgotten "windshield" wipers. At the price of that superplane.
Falconus
Falconus 5
Isn't that foam supposed to be pretty corrosive? I.e. really bad for aircraft that aren't on fire?
dwilson100k
Don Wilson 4
Highly corrosive, needed a fresh water wash down immediately after exposure.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 6
hell I wouldn't even spray water on an F-35!
Carioca
Tomer Ariav 2
cagle001
Michael Cagley 3
I guess the fire department thought is was a very hot plane.
picturetaker
Christian Parada 3
I think the same thing happened with a Virgin Airlines plane on its maiden flight.
alexa320
alex hidveghy 0
Virgin airlines? Which one? There’s no such thing as virgin airlines!
There is a Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia. And there was a Virgin America and Virgin Express.
So, again, which one??🤔🙄
mikeenderle
Michael Enderle 2
Geez, I know you're excited about it but simmer down...
tahoe967
The Netherlands has a military? Damn!
tsilver473
Foam is good in the irish coffe
ReverendLee
Scott Lee 1
Maybe the firefighters know that the F-35 is a flaming pile of doo-doo, and they were making a statement?

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