Warthog: If the pilots kicked in the afterburners on the failed engine, they would have been dumping unlit fuel out of that tailpipe. I'm sure they were dumping gas, but it was to try and get it to burn, not in the hopes it wouldn't after they went in.
9beers: Navy spokesman also says they weren't dumping fuel, the fuel spewing from the jet was part of the mechanical malfunction.
joness0154: So how far out do you protect? In a straight line from the end of the runway or trapezoidal?
SoCalSurfer: Best thing ever:Go to the roof of the laurel travel garage and lay on your hood. I swear the gears come within 50 feet of your face*in san diego
9beers: The crew was a student pilot and an instructor.
urger: urger: GT_bike: Wellon Dowd: The pilot punched out while going down over a populated area?Was it this guy?[i441.photobucket.com image 260x194][i441.photobucket.com image 263x192]The houses in that shot don't seem to match the ones on the google map. I don't think we have the right spot on the map.Nevermind - I just realized that the reason I couldn't seem to make it work in my head was because the building I was using as a reference seems to have been destroyed.
darch: I'm an LEO and I've responded solo to a few accident scenes where I could've used a hand from a civilian before my backup arrived and every single time, there have been able-bodied people staring at me through the screen of their camera phone. They'd rather film, upload and achieve some sort of sick notariety than help.
BronyMedic: The funny, and sad thing is, that basic first aid and initial aid done by bystanders could save a LOT of lives and prevent a lot of disability before EMS and Police get there, but everyone is too busy getting the next youtube video to help.
MBooda: WTF Indeed: Boats can fly?Well, in the Japanese Navy, yeah.[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
LessO2: 9beers: The crew was a student pilot and an instructor.He/she will probably be demoted to TSA screener.
MBooda: JesusStoleMyBike: tom servo bit me: JesusStoleMyBike: MBooda:/lived there for a year one month365 days in one month? Are you a time lord?The joke implies that the place is so horrible that time seems to slow down, thus making one month feel like one year. See also Denver, John, "spend[ing] a week [in Toledo] last night." Valuable not because of the John Denver-ness, but because of the Toledo-is-awfulness./Again with the explaining jokesWhy would you dash my hopes like that? I've been looking for a time lord my whole life. :(Sorry, I'm not a time lord. Just Lord of the Pants.
sat1va: JesusStoleMyBike: Sofa_king_kewl: One thing, I'm not sure if it was mentioned earlier or not ...school is out in Virginia Beach, so kids may have been home.Why is school out? This is getting worse and worse. I like to pretend like I can protect my kids from pretty much anything. Would never suspect an aircraft.School is out because they caught that dude who stole your bike.
Warthog: Assume a "big ol ocean" 2 miles ahead of them. They get there how, exactly?
9beers: A witness on CNN now is saying she saw flames coming from under the right wing before the crash.
puffy999: I'd argue that there should be nothing but single-family homes or small businesses on individual parcels (if anything) within a couple miles of the approaches of any newly-constructed military or large commercial runways. Not only does this reduce population density (and take away cases like this, where an accident involved a multiple-story, incredibly dense housing complex for the elderly), but it almost, by default, results in structures that are lower in height.
johnnyboog: [oi44.tinypic.com image 600x471]
MythDragon: [images.wikia.com image 640x480]He couldn't find an empty stadium?
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Jim from Saint Paul: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: 9beers: Pilots ejected safely according to Fox News. I guess that means they're dead, right?Oh come on. Everyone knows that Fox News tells the truth when it doesn't affect their agenda. Also, quit trying to stir shiat, where there is none. Use your intellect for something positive for a change.You're the first person to respond to that in like 500 posts.Maybe one of us is upset by a joke eh?
xaks: I think its safe to say at this point, from what I've been able to glean from the web at large:Plane (F-18D) takes off, student and backseat teacher, for training mission.Pretty much immediately after takeoff, as in before the gear is even up, "Catastrophic Bad Thing" happened. Some say multiple bird strikes, which would easily take out a wing and an engine. Also possible, engine go boom, also blowing the fark out of the wing.They have zilch for flight time, not much speed, not much lift, and even less altitude. They head towards water anyway, that's the way they're pointing....but then without a friggin wing, you ain't turning around and getting back to base under control anyhow. So, they burn the remaining engine full-bore until the see that they can't make the ocean anyhow.So, they bring it low and slow, drop what fuel they can, and basically drag the ass on the treetops at stall speed aiming for something not flammable and eject at the point of the thing dropping like a brick mounted on a frisbee.They live, the plane actually touches down in remarkable shape for just crash landing without pilots, and it "oops" took out a couple of buildings.Am I missing anything important?
xaks: Am I missing anything important?
gweilo8888: gopher321: Wecometofark.jpgIt's never "too soon".Besides, it ain't my neighbourhood.Did I just get 'wecomed' [sic] by somebody who joined Fark two months after me?When there's possibly still blood trickling out of the hunks of flesh you're joking about then, yeah, it's probably too soon.
Wenchmaster: The usual herd of mindless Monday-morning quarterbacks have been bleating absurdities about "putting an airfield in a residential area".
puffy999: I'd argue that there should be nothing but single-family homes or small businesses on individual parcels (if anything) within a couple miles of the approaches of any newly-constructed military or large commercial runways.
HawgWild: [encrypted-tbn0.google.com image 283x178]
Ashrams: They saved one of the victims[cute-n-tiny.com image 400x300]
darch: I've noticed that it's now more important to capture a moment than to participate. No EMS/First Responders and no one going near to possibly lend assistance.Perhaps I'm just cynicalYou may be cynical, but you're also correct.I'm an LEO and I've responded solo to a few accident scenes where I could've used a hand from a civilian before my backup arrived and every single time, there have been able-bodied people staring at me through the screen of their camera phone. They'd rather film, upload and achieve some sort of sick notariety than help.People=Shiat.
Mishno: AugieDoggyDaddy: MindStalker: WTF Indeed: Boats can fly?No, but aircraft carriers can carry/launch planes. Generally the planes on most carriers are Navy, though some are Air Force.Actualy, all the planes on US Navy Carriers are Navy/USMC and zero are Airforce./ Twenty+ years Naval AviationAre you sure?[www.aviationinsurors.com image 550x419][www.cgaux.com image 265x240]
Angry Buddha: Angry Buddha: I wonder how many burned out cars in that parking lot had "IHTML-owned."I -heart- Jet Noise"
Gilligann: So how long does it take for an F18 to dump all its fuel?
MythDragon: Gilligann: So how long does it take for an F18 to dump all its fuel?Depends on how hard it hits. In this case, probably half a second.
ultraholland: I just got back from there and let me tell you, that shiat is awesome. Pure destruction. The apartment complex houses people aged 55 and up; I'm sure many were out at work or whatnot but I'll be amazed if the body count remains low. I think there's only been one casualty so far, discovered around 1900. Our main concern while in the crash site was a second plane hitting the South end of the complex.
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