Lafayette plane crash

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  1. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    I've heard that story too, and the way I heard it was, the plane is so damn well designed and built, the pilot couldn't tell from the handling how badly the plane was damaged. Cockpit in an F-15 is well forward of the wings, so I guess its plausible that he didn't notice he lost a wing, though I'd have to question the pilot's situational awareness if true.
     
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  2. TCUTiger

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    I heard some sort of EP and return to airport, low ceiling/vis, task saturation and clipped power line. Not sure.
     
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  3. TCUTiger

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    An ejection over the top of the people that did the damage is never recommended.
     
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  4. furduknfish

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    Anytime, meaning back over friendly soil. Not even sure it was combat related. May have been collision with a wingman. Cant recall details...

    Bingo - training acident:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Negev_mid-air_collision
     
  5. TCUTiger

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    My original comment was to the A10 picture you linked which was definitely combat. However the golden rule briefed in almost any jet is uncontolled, 10k or higher AGL. Controlled, in ejection envelope but much lower.
     
  6. furduknfish

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    Sorry, muddied the waters. The missing wing story was the F15. Just comparing the durability and redundancy of two very diff aircraft. I'm no pilot so rest of the stuff you said is greek to me.
     

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