F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2017, 02:12
by haveblue

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2017, 01:42
by lbk000
Twin engine supremacy at its finest lmfao

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2017, 02:51
by neptune
lbk000 wrote:Twin engine supremacy at its finest lmfao


....Congrats to the USN Aviator for bringing it back safely, for analysis!
...any landing you walk away from....
:D

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2017, 02:55
by popcorn
Well, technically he ejected.. :devil:

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2017, 03:18
by h-bomb
Any of you flyers think you can explain the attitude of this aircraft on the ground?? It looks like the nose gear is several feet in the air....

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 14 Aug 2017, 17:23
by botsing
popcorn wrote:Well, technically he ejected.. :devil:

Unless he reached escape velocity he eventually landed after the ejection. :mrgreen:

Glad to hear the pilot got out of this without injury.

And with the discussion about 1 versus 2 engines: better grab the whole statistics table before basing any conclusions on this single mishap.

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 03:55
by 35_aoa
h-bomb wrote:Any of you flyers think you can explain the attitude of this aircraft on the ground?? It looks like the nose gear is several feet in the air....


There is no ejection seat anymore. Might seem like minimal weight, but a few hundred pounds missing that far forward of CG will do that.

Re: F-18E crash lands at Bahrain after engine trouble

Unread postPosted: 30 Mar 2018, 08:51
by spazsinbad
Being 'tipback' resistant / safe within certain limits is an issue for carrier aircraft, decks roll & rock a lot.