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Crash in Nevada

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  1. hook_dupin

    hook_dupin Well-Known Member

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    Rumor has it, he was flying something the USAF refuses to identify and NOT an F-35.
     
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    jtrain609 I'm a carnal, organic anagram.

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    I'd imagine if this was the case then the story would read that he was flying a T-38.
     
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    I believe this is actually part of that A-10 crash. The story has been a little strange since it was first reported. My best guess is that it was prematurely released before they really knew what happened.
     
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    unverifiable source at http://www.military.com/daily-news/...nother-plane-crash-nevada-training-range.html
    "Information about the type of aircraft involved is classified and not releasable," Maj. Christina Sukach, chief of public affairs for the 99 Air Base Wing at Nellis, said in an email.
    http://www.nellis.af.mil/About/Pres...4034/nevada-test-and-training-range-accident/
    99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, 4430 Grissom Ave., Suite 107, Nellis AFB, NV 89191Phone: (702) 652-2750
    Release No. 20170908-00 Date: Sept. 8, 2017
     
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    According to Aviation Week it appears he was flying an unknown foreign aircraft as part of the Red Hat unit. With the A-10 accident they say both pilots ejected safely.

    http://m.aviationweek.com/awindefense/fatal-nevada-crash-involved-foreign-aircraft-type
     
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    The same thing LtGen Robert Bond was doing in 1984 in his accident out at NTTR, which took some time to be revealed as to the true circumstances. Even today, a very nonspecific and short memorial marker to Bond's death exists on the range.
     
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    NTTR is really big.
     
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    There were 2 accidents in 2 days on the NTTR
     
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    Got it. That's still unusual to have any accidents out there. Especially 2 in 2 days.
     
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    A good number of accidents have happened in the NTTR, just not all related to test activities. The airspace, aside from R-4808, is used for daily Nellis flight training ops, including the Red Flag large force exercises. So a number of accidents during routine ops have occurred over the years, including some friends ive known. Was there at a Red Flag in '01 and returning to base at night. An explosion in the distance, we thought was ordnance being dropped in an adjacent area. Learned just after landing that it was a German AF Tornado that had been extremely low level and high speed, egressing from its target, and had been reacting to a SAM or AAA radar threat and made a hard threat reaction turn into a cliffside at over 400 or so knots.
     
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    Welcome home! :)
     
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    Thanks! Texas looks like theyll be on the road to rebuild but will come out ok.
     
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    Was so worried when the CDC, EPA, and Health Department started testing the standing flood waters and holy bejebus, every bacteria, toxic chemicals, sewage, viruses, and who knows what all known to man was found in them. Hand sanitizer ain't gonna fix that chit. That and scanning all the photos and videos on the government defense site (showing all the Military, State and Federal agencies deployed to Texas) with Sue every night and playing Where's Waldo trying to keep track of you. lol Gave me at least fifty more new gray hairs.
     
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    as to military aviation accidents in peacetime, over a +20 year period (60s-80s) a total of 298 German F-104 Starfighters were lost in accidents, losses on the ground and damaged beyond repair with the tragic death of 116 pilots (including 8 USAF pilots),171 pilots ejected safely, 8 pilots ejected twice. http://www.916-starfighter.de/GAF_crashes.htm
     
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    Boris Badenov He comes to save the day in a broken truck.

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    Am I the only person who is imagining MikeD with a "long-haired hippie" coif, trying to "blend in" with the locals in Hell's Gulch? Did they issue you bell-bottoms? :D :D :D

    Edit: "Jackass Flats" is a nice touch.
     
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