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Posted: 8/2/2002 7:42:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2002 7:46:58 PM EDT by WhiskeyBravo]
It's happening again, this time in England. This marks the third crash of an RAF Harrier in less than a month. I watched the video on the BBC nightly news. Fortunately the pilot ejected just 100 ft above the surface of the water. Will Congress and the Defense Dept. include these Harriers in their investigations? Don't expect the US media to divulge this info to the sheeple. Yesterday's crash. [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2168921.stm[/url] Previous crashes. [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/394738.stm[/url]
Link Posted: 8/4/2002 10:42:44 PM EDT
I used to refuel Harriers in the Marines. Virtually ALL of their crashes were pilot error. I also got to see some Australian pilots do some hotdog stuff like 360 degree rolls from a hover position. Cool factor was off the scale!!!
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