Ghostrider mishap

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Unread post19 Nov 2015, 05:02

The crew is fine but the brand new airframe was so overstressed it's not worth saving. What a waste.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... sc-419208/

Ghostrider gunship scrapped after inverted flight scare

The US Air Force had to scrap one of its brand-new Lockheed Martin AC-130J Ghostrider gunships following a training mishap earlier this year, the service has revealed.

In an Accident Investigation Board report released earlier this month, the Air Force Materiel Command says the adapted Hercules received damage estimated at more than $115 million after a flight-test crew lost control.

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"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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