Lafayette plane crash

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  1. gynojunkie

    gynojunkie "Pooties R Us"

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    True! What's the Pilot Expression? "Takeoffs are optional; landings are mandatory!"
     
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  2. TCUTiger

    TCUTiger Founding Member

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    Actually the first time a manual reversion landing was done was when Jim Rose of the 706th Fighter Squadron (Cajuns), got hit by ground fire while tank busting low altitude during Desert Storm. Active duty never likes admitting Guard and Reserves can do things first and many times much better due to much higher experience levels. Then Bob Swain of same squadron blew a Iraqi chopper from the sky using just the gun.
     
  3. TCUTiger

    TCUTiger Founding Member

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    So you didn’t say what you do that gives you so much insight about what we do.
     
  4. furduknfish

    furduknfish #rtwfy

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    Cool. My point was simply that A-10s can take as much abuse as they give. Very few modern fighter craft can make that claim. I recall a story about an Israeli F15 having an entire wing lost and the pilot landed successfully. That guy must have coconut size balls...
     
  5. el005639

    el005639 Founding Member

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    It didn't have a very good second option
     
  6. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    My speculation on the cause of the wreck is outa cg limits/overweight.
     
  7. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    They will probably never know for sure. Small planes like that don't carry a flight recorder like the black box that is on all commercial airliners.
     
  8. furduknfish

    furduknfish #rtwfy

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    He could have ejected safely at anytime. Decided he could fly her back in and save the taxpayers a few mil.
     
  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Yeah, right. If I'm flying a plane with only one wing my first concern would be the taxpayers
     
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  10. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    NTSB is very adapted at diagnosing any type of airplane wreck, especially without a flight recorder.
     

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