Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KnightSaberAmi, Apr 6, 2012.
Wow This is nuts hoping everyone is okay...
Wavy.com for more info...
It crashed into an apartment building. That's nuts, man.
Cops are doing a door to door to search at this point trying to ascertain if hopefully everyone got out.
Wow...I wonder why it crashed...I hope everyone will be alright...
Apparently the pilot managed to dump a lot of the fuel before ejecting, could have been a lot worse if he hadn't.
In comics pilots stay in the jet to ensure a 'safe' crash, guess they don't do that in real life.
That's nuts, I hope nobody got hurt.
Reminds me when a F-16 crashed in a neighborhood not too far where I lived back in 1996 in Pensacola.
Saw this earlier on CNN..glad the pilots ejected, they did say at that time 7 people on the ground were injured..nothing about anyone dying, at that time anyway. Think they were still checking for all the apartment bldg's. occupants.
It's amazing when you think a jet fighter crashed into a building normally packed with people and noone was killed.
Shit dude that's crazy. Glad no one's hurt.
I know, right? Thinking about jet fuel just brings bad images to my mind, but glad that no one was injured.
Here's some vids from just as the first responders started to arrive and residents come out:
(possible volume/language warning)
LiveLeak.com - U.S. Navy jet crashes in Virginia(aftermath)
LiveLeak.com - FA18D Fighter Jet Crash, VA Beach
I'm glad no one died. Anyone know how the pilot lost control of the jet? Was it a technical malfunction of some sort?
Well, he had enough time to make the decision to dump fuel. Maybe hydraulic failure?
News report I heard on the radio in Aus said at this stage it was looking like mechanical failure. Poor pilot was in shock when they found him asking if everyone else was okay.
Keep in mind some of these F-18s are pretty goddamn old.
Yet another reason I feel the Australian DoD made a grevious error buying Super Hornets and not Raptors >.<
If they buy new ones freshly made from a factory what would be the problem? Some of these F-18's have been in service since G1 was on the air.
With a war plane safe crash means you try and aim it away from anyone who could get hurt and bail out.
I can't even imagine the mental stress he was under.
- The US doesen't export F-22 fullstop
- Despite what the name suggests, Super Hornets arn't the same plane as the original Hornets
- Australia's Super Hornets are barely 3 years old
- F-22s and F-18s arn't even comparable aircraft, F-22s are gold plated air superiority and F-18s are affordable multirole workhorses
Unless your talking about F-35s, which are still on the table for later on but needed a stopgap because your F-111s were in much the same situation as these old Hornets.
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