Deja Vu: F-15 crashes at Nellis

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Unread post25 Mar 2005, 22:19

sound familiar?

F-15 crashes at Nellis

03/25/2005 - Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. – An Air Force F-15C crashed at approximately 8:35 a.m. PST today approximately 50 miles northeast of here.

The aircraft was assigned to the 422d Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB.

The pilot ejected safely and was flown back to Nellis. An investigation is ongoing.

Source: ACC News Service
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Unread post25 Mar 2005, 23:29

D@mn man!

If you're in Vegas, DUCK!

I'm glad the driver's ok, and the life support and egress equipment all worked as advertised.

Let's take a quick recap shall we?

1) An F-22 in November
2) The Thunderbirds have two quick non-life threatening mishaps within a week or so
3) A Viper driver punched out last week
4) Now, an Eagle driver punched out today

If it weren't for bad luck...:roll:

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Unread post25 Mar 2005, 23:48

I don't know if any of you guys have heard of things happening in groups of 3's. But lets hope that doesn't happen. But have seen it before.
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 00:28

What really struck me were the times:

F-16: FRIDAY, 18 Mar at 0834 hrs

F-15: FRIDAY, 25 Mar at 0835 hrs

very weird...
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 00:52

Hey TC, just wanted to slightly correct your list of mishaps and add to it:

The Raptor actually crashed on 20 Dec 04
The November crash was a Navy F/A-18 (9 Nov 04)

"The November crash..." -- terrible that I have to refer to it as that!
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 03:29

I was at Luke when we lost one every month for six months straight. Really makes it hard to work because the crashes get into your head.
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 05:16

If you're in Vegas, DUCK!


Good grief :shock: !!! That's about what I was thinking when I heard about this. Guys, let's not make it three weeks in a row, OK?

In all seriousness, I'm glad the pilot's OK and I want to extend my deepest sympathies to all involved - I know what it was like to lose my Camaro IROC-Z to a crash and I can't imagine what it would be like to lose a jet like that :cry: .
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 05:19

Thank you for the correction. Didn't hear about the Hornet mishap. Did the guy(s) get out?

So far, we haven't run out of luck. It's always terrible when we lose one, but at least these guys have all made it.

Rampage, I guess I didn't hear about Luke's bad luck string either. Was Luke flying Phantoms, Eagles, or Vipers at the time? <---I have a feeling I already know the answer to this question, but I'll ask it anyhow.

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 07:32

Rampage wrote:I was at Luke when we lost one every month for six months straight. Really makes it hard to work because the crashes get into your head.


whoa...
thats tough... i can understand...
I want to say something, but i just cannot...
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 08:11

Yep, TC, the F/A-18 pilot got out OK.

He went down about 15 miles north of Nellis on the northeast side of Las Vegas. The pilot, based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA, was attending the Air Force Weapons School. (source: AP)
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 19:46

There is a good reason why Nellis isn't on the AEF rotation........
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Unread post26 Mar 2005, 23:29

TC wrote:Thank you for the correction. Didn't hear about the Hornet mishap. Did the guy(s) get out?

So far, we haven't run out of luck. It's always terrible when we lose one, but at least these guys have all made it.

Rampage, I guess I didn't hear about Luke's bad luck string either. Was Luke flying Phantoms, Eagles, or Vipers at the time? <---I have a feeling I already know the answer to this question, but I'll ask it anyhow.

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!

Pratt and Shittney F-16's, they had a small problem with augmentors falling off in flight. Long live the GE! Grab
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Unread post27 Mar 2005, 03:29

grab wrote:Pratt and Shittney F-16's, they had a small problem with augmentors falling off in flight.


Pratt & Shittney. :lol: ROFLMAO!!! I love it. I'll have to remember that for future reference. :wink:

Yeah, the only guys I that I know personally, who have punched out of a Viper all bailed out of "Pratt & Shittney" powered Vipers.

Just remember:
P&W = Plenty of Work
GE = Good Engine

GE engines rule!

Glad to hear the Hornet driver punched out and made it. In that area of Nevada, the only thing he harmed (well, other than the jet) was just a bunch of scrub brush and Joshua trees! :p

Beers and MiGs were made to be pounded!
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Unread post27 Mar 2005, 05:04

There is a good reason why Nellis isn't on the AEF rotation........


Sorry, but I'm a bit new to this area, what do you mean :?:
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Unread post27 Mar 2005, 06:10

GE - God's Engine...

God Bless GE, and thank you for all those wonderful hours, pushing my feeble "alpha" around the sky...

Grab, that was darned funny hoss!!!

P & W... Yes, can I please have a compressor stall to go?
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