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Posted: 12/8/2003 1:28:32 PM EDT


Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:29:41 PM EDT
I've had worse.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:30:24 PM EDT
WOW! Now THAT is a GOOD pilot! [beer] (We'll thank the angel that held that wing up later...) [;)]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:36:16 PM EDT
These pix proves it, this site is much better for news than the general mass news media. Awesome pix.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 1:51:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Zaphod: WOW! Now THAT is a GOOD pilot! [beer] (We'll thank the angel that held that wing up later...) [;)]
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He must have take lessons from the Israeli who landed this one. [img]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing1[1].jpg[/img] [img]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing2[1].jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:01:58 PM EDT
I can't help but wonder if the crew would have considered bailing out, if they had been provided with parachutes and survival gear (and training). Anyone have the registration number of the jet? In the second picture, I believe we are seeing the registration, and it's not US-registered. Looks maybe like OA-DLL?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:13:22 PM EDT
Bet there some aircrew cleaning their pants out that day.Hope they don't start shooting at my planes!!!!
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:22:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz: I can't help but wonder if the crew would have considered bailing out, if they had been provided with parachutes and survival gear (and training). Anyone have the registration number of the jet? In the second picture, I believe we are seeing the registration, and it's not US-registered. Looks maybe like OA-DLL?
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I don't think people can actually parachute out of a disable aircraft like in WWII etc. It has been widely reported in the general/mass news media that it was a DHL plane that was hit by a SAM.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:24:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Originally Posted By Zaphod: WOW! Now THAT is a GOOD pilot! [beer] (We'll thank the angel that held that wing up later...) [;)]
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He must have take lessons from the Israeli who landed this one. [url]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing1[1].jpg[/url] [url]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing2[1].jpg[/url]
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I'm sorry but I have a hard time believing someone landed that F-15.. it is missing the whole right wing. it would have no lift whatsoever on that side.. unless the wing fell off after touchdown.. You have any background on the story behind it?
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:27:57 PM EDT
Here's a report of the incident I received from a buddy: "Aircraft was hit at 8000 FT, lost ALL hydraulics and therefore had no flight controls, actually did a missed approach using only engine thrust and eventually (after about 16mins) landed heavily on runway 33L at Baghdad. This was fortunate because with no steering the aircraft veered of the runway to the left, had they landed on 33R veering to the left would have taken them straight into the fire station. The aircraft then travelled about 600 metres through soft sand taking out a razor wire fence in the process, see LH engine pic, and came to rest almost at the bottom of the sloping area between the runway and a taxiway. All three crew evacuated safely down the second slide, the first one tore on the razor wire." "The point of entry pics show where a projectile entered Tank 1A, which was full of fuel, and, after it ignited, proceeded to burn away at the spar. The fuel tank ribs in the area directly in front of the O/B flap are burnt almost 50% through. The crew obviously did a fantastic job in getting the aircraft back on to the ground and one can only assume that it was most fortunate that they were not aware of the state of the wing as they could not see it from the cockpit." These guys were either very good or very lucky or more likely both. Flying a large jet without hydraulics and therefore without flight controls is not something anyone practices and there really aren't any procedures for it. This is similar to what the UAL DC10 at Souix City tried to do and almost pulled it off. Although these guys also had a raging fire on one of their wings to make it even more exciting. Much more wing burned away and this probably not have been survivable.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:31:32 PM EDT
DHL is a Brussels,Belgium company.That A-300 still looks in better shape than some of the junk that showed up at Cincinnati hub.Had a few contractor DC-8s and 727s that lost a few parts on their way in to Cincy(gear parts and flap track fairings).BTW,because DHL is not a US owned company,they could'nt buy the airline part of Airbourne Express.(like to know what will happen to ABX hub in Wilmington OH)? DHL stands for Delivery Hours Late,Dewey Huey Lewey.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:02:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thee12nv:
Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Originally Posted By Zaphod: WOW! Now THAT is a GOOD pilot! [beer] (We'll thank the angel that held that wing up later...) [;)]
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He must have take lessons from the Israeli who landed this one. [url]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing1[1].jpg[/url] [url]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing2[1].jpg[/url]
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I'm sorry but I have a hard time believing someone landed that F-15.. it is missing the whole right wing. it would have no lift whatsoever on that side.. unless the wing fell off after touchdown.. You have any background on the story behind it?
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Ditto on that one....We are not getting the whole story on this...
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:12:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chriss1069:
Originally Posted By thee12nv:
Originally Posted By Max_Power:
Originally Posted By Zaphod: WOW! Now THAT is a GOOD pilot! [beer] (We'll thank the angel that held that wing up later...) [;)]
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He must have take lessons from the Israeli who landed this one. [url]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing1[1].jpg[/url] [url]http://www.usrcjc.org/photogallery/F15Wing/F15Wing2[1].jpg[/url]
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I'm sorry but I have a hard time believing someone landed that F-15.. it is missing the whole right wing. it would have no lift whatsoever on that side.. unless the wing fell off after touchdown.. You have any background on the story behind it?
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Ditto on that one....We are not getting the whole story on this...
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It's true. That is not the only time that an F-15 has been landed sucessfully after losing all or substantially all of one wing. The fuselage of the F-15 provides a substantial amount of lift, allowing for some amazing recoveries like the one pictured above. Ask any F-15 driver about this and they will say the same thing--the F-15 fuselage provides enough lift to successfully land the plane even after losing all or part of one wing. I'll do some digging to see if I can find any of the official stories regarding the above situation, but if you look around you'll probably find something about it too.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:14:55 PM EDT
That F-15 looks like it got in a fight with a fuel truck or something large and lost.When I worked for DHL,the contractor fueling service had a fuel truck go into the side of a DHL B-727-100 at 10 MPH or so,did a helluva number on the 72,totaled the fuel truck.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 3:17:35 PM EDT
About the IAF F15... I was watching a Discovery Wings Channel show about F15s and they discussed this incident. The pilot of the plane in the above pictures slammed into another plane in mid air (I think it was his wing man). Apparently he was traveling so fast that the F15 acted more like a rocket than a plane. Of course, landing is another story since you need slow speed and lots of lift. Upon landing the crew of the damaged F15 nearly shit their pants when they saw the extent of the damage. Engineers from McDonnel-Douglas looked the plane over and couldn't believe it either. I still don't know if the story was entirely true, but a lot of planes can fly with extreme damage so I suppose this is possible.
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